The author of The Fault in Our Stars watches his book become a movie
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Question: What is the job of a novelist on the set of the movie adaptation of his book? When John Green arrived to watch The Fault in Our Stars being shot in Pittsburgh on a cold morning last September, it was a bit like Aslan making an appearance in Narnia: here comes the benevolent deity, padding amiably through his creation. Everybody wanted to say hi. Shailene Woodley–who plays the hero, Hazel–said hi. The director, Josh Boone, said hi. The guy holding the boom mike said hi. “I don’t know what authors are supposed to do on movie sets,” Green admitted, and it wasn’t clear that anybody else knew either.