Taking advantage of the young adult audience watching the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, “The Fault in Our Stars” leads Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort introduced a new clip of the Josh Boone adaptation of John Green hit YA novel — and they left the tearjerking moments out, for now.
Woodley stars as Hazel, who is fighting terminal cancer. She meets Elgort’s Gus at a youth cancer support group, and the book and film follows them on their ensuing romance with the backdrop of their serious health issues.
The one-minute clip shows the two stars getting to know each other on the day they first meet. Gus asks Hazel if she wants to go see a movie and it seems to be going well, but things quickly go downhill when Gus sticks a cigarette in his mouth. That sets Hazel off, especially given their health issues, but Gus assures her that he’s never actually lit a cigarette.
“It’s a metaphor,” he says. “You put the thing that does the killing right between your teeth, but you never give it the power to kill you — a metaphor.”
The film is set to bow June 6. Woodley and Elgort also appear together in the recently released adaptation of another popular YA novel, “Divergent,” as siblings, and will reprise their roles in the upcoming sequel “Insurgent.” Fox released a full-length trailer of “The Fault In Our Stars” in January.
Watch the full clip below: