To be clear, actor Ansel Elgort’s character, Augustus Waters, doesn’t think smoking is cool. He sticks a cigarette between his pillowy lips because, as he explains to his love interest Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) in the new The Fault in Our Stars trailer, it’s a metaphor.
We know. Whoa deep.
Based on the John Green book of the same, TFiOS follows the young Hazel Grace who falls in love with the charming Augustus Waters. And like all good love stories, there’s a twist: she’s a cancer patient and he’s in remission, but that won’t stop them them.
We know, we know. We’ve been talking about TFiOS a lot — ever since the film adaptation was announced, in fact. We’re sorry to say that this trailer won’t change that. Like Hazel and Gus in the book, Shailene and Ansel’s chemistry is palpable. We can’t help but fall in love with their love — and this is just a trailer.
In other words, this film is going to be the end of us.
TFiOS also stars Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff and Lauren Dern. The film hits theatres June 6.