Paper Towns is the second of John Green’s highly popular books to get the silver screen treatment. The first to make the jump to celluloid was the 2014 hit The Fault in Our Stars, in which Nat Wolff played the blind friend to Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort’s lead characters. Whereas that was more of a supporting role, Paper Towns sees Wolff graduate to leading man status and his talents are all the better displayed for it.
I took part in a roundtable discussion ahead of the movie’s UK release, and while Green spoke of comparisons to John Hughes, Wolff discussed who he’d like to work with in future and how the Pokémon theme song found its way into the film. It’s all been transcribed for your reading pleasure below.
The future is bright for Nat Wolff. The 19-year old actor and musician – he frequently tours with his brother Alex – has starred in over a dozen films, and with a promising upcoming slate that includes adaptations of The Stand and Paper Towns, his is a name we’ll be hearing more often.
Though the romance between Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort forms the focus of The Fault in Our Stars, Wolff leaves an indelible impression as Isaac, the blind best friend of Elgort’s Gus. Ahead of the UK release of the film this week, I sat down with Wolff to discuss working with his co-stars, emotions and near-accidents on set, and more. Have a read of our fun and honest tête-à-tête below.