Ansel Elgort received threats on Twitter after he was cast in The Fault in Our Stars.
The actor plays the male lead in the adaptation of John Green’s novel, and diehard fans were quick to send him a very clear message.
Ansel plays the character of Augustus Waters who falls in love with Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) after they meet at a cancer support group.
Ansel said, ”I read the book and realised how much it meant to me. After I was cast, I got a flood of people mentioning me on Twitter and saying ‘If you mess up Augustus Waters I will kill you’ and all this stuff.”
“There are millions of people – look at John Green followers – who are obsessed with this story … this book is much more important than the idea of it becoming a movie and movie stars, its about the book [to the fans],” said the actor.
What a brave guy!