Shailene Woodley Had a "Strong Response" to Fault in Our Stars Tagline

Entertainment Dec. 27, 2013 AT 12:15PM
Shailene Woodley on December 2, 2013 in New York City Shailene Woodley reveals that she had a "strong response" to the Fault in Our Stars tagline "One Sick Love Story"; the actress stars in the film centered on two cancer-stricken lovers Credit: Gary Gershoff/WireImage.com

Fans aren't the only ones who were a bit put off by the tagline featured on the movie poster for Fault in Our Stars. The lead star herself -- Shailene Woodley -- felt the approach was a bit unsettling.

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"I had a really strong response to it," Woodley, 22, tells Entertainment Weekly in a new interview. "It's definitely — it's not a tagline that I probably would have chosen by any means."

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The film adaptation from John Green's bestselling YA novel centers on two cancer-stricken teens, Hazel (Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort). Earlier this month, the first poster for the film was released, with the characters smiling at each other on the ground and Woodley using a breathing tube. The only problem with this almost picture-perfect moment? The tagline: "One Sick Love Story."

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Though Woodley isn't exactly thrilled with the outcome, she admits that it's usually difficult to please all fans anyway. "But I think that there's so many people who are so passionate about this book that there's nothing that will ever satisfy everyone," she continued. "So I think it was just up to the discretion of the marketing mavens. For me, it was — yeah, not something I would have chosen. But it seems like half the people love it and half the people don't like it."

The Fault in Our Stars movie poster
The Fault in Our Stars movie poster
Credit: 20th Century Fox

As for her onscreen lover Elgort? The 19-year-old actor quickly gave his two cents about the controversial line shortly after its release. "I have no problem with the tagline. It's cheeky," he tweeted on Dec. 20.

The Fault in Our Stars is set to hit theaters in June 2014.

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