When I purchased my ticket to see the film adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns, I was just really excited that my favourite YA novel was going to be on a screen. I loved Nat Wolff in The Fault in Our Stars (probably one of the few things I continue to like about that movie), and I was really looking forward to seeing him take on the role of Q.
This ticket I purchased to Night on the Towns included a showing of the film the day before it hit theatres (July 23, 2015), a Paper Towns locket, and a movie poster. Following the movie there would be a live stream of a Q&A with the cast members, the director and John Green. Well. If I had known what was going to happen in the theatre I went to, I probably would have avoided drinking so much coffee, because the caffeine was not helping to control my nerves.
I got inside the theatre and saw lights and cameras pointed at a series of chairs, and I immediately went into freak-out mode. My sister saw a guitar sitting up by the screen and she knew exactly what was going on. “Michelle, Nat and Alex are here.” She is a huge fan of Nat and his brother’s band, and given the circumstances, she didn’t appear to be wrong. We were soon told that Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne, the two stars of the film, would be doing their end of the live streamed Q&A in our theatre! AHH!
But I’m getting ahead of myself. The film itself was beautiful. It was funny and moving and everything I expected from the adaptation of one of my all-time favourite books. I recommend if you like the book, you should see the film. Love. I’ll likely post a more detailed review of the film later on.
After the screening, Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne came out and were entertaining us by dancing around the stage, as their characters had done in the film. Their chemistry was evident, just as it had been on the screen, and it was so nice to see two people who genuinely seemed to enjoy each other’s company acting as friends in the film. It made their relationship in the film seem that much more real.
The Q&A itself was fairly typical, and I didn’t find any of the questions to be evoking particularly interesting responses, but it was still exciting to be seeing these two actors in our theatre, which was broadcast globally to others attending their own Night on the Towns events! They were both very sweet and it was a great chat.
Once the interview had wrapped up, Nat and his brother Alex took to the stage (as my sister predicted) and they performed a song that they did in the film, as well, which was a great experience!
Also, I was lucky enough to grab a couple of extra goodies from the event, and will be holding a Night on the Towns giveaway very shortly!
Who else saw Paper Towns this weekend? What did you think?