Nat Wolff On Playing Blind In ‘Fault In Our Stars,’ Next Project With John Green
Nat Wolff, The Fault In Our Stars actor, is an unabashed fan of John Green’s writing and felt a responsibility to bring the character of Isaac to the screen in the most authentic and dignified way possible.
Nat Wolff Talks ‘Fault In Our Stars’ Role
As part of his preparation to play Isaac, a teenager who lost his vision during his cancer battle, Wolff practiced what it would be like to be blind. “I would wear glasses and close my eyes sometimes, or I would put eye patches on that would kind of mess with my balance,” Wolff told uInterview in an exclusive interview. “And I would just do all of my daily routines so I was kind of used to being blind.”
When it came time to film, however, Wolff didn’t need to pretend to lose his sight; he really couldn’t see. “When I actually did the movie I would wear blinding contacts so I didn’t need to fake it at all,” the actor explained. “I really was blind in those scenes I couldn’t see anything while I did those scenes.”
Another aspect of his character Wolff wanted to get right was the sense of humor Green imbued him with in the 2012 young adult novel. “I wanted him to just be a funny guy, you know a funny person,” said Wolff. “And I think John Green liked that idea that he wasn’t some bumbling blind guy that everyone was making fun of, that he had dignity, but he would just deal with his pain by using humor… and laughter.”
Wolff, John Green Team Up For ‘Paper Towns’
Woolf and Greene worked so well together that the 19-year-old actor is set to appear in the big screen adaptation of John Green’s 2008 novel Paper Towns. Wolff, who says that Green “writes really interesting stories that somehow stay in the realm of possibility” is eager to be back working with the writer on Paper Towns.
“It’s [about] such a soulful character and it’s about, you know, it’s this kind of mystery romance,” Woolf told uInterview. “It’s really beautiful.”
The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of “cancer kids” Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort). The movie, well-received by critics and audiences alike, is currently in wide release.
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