The Fault in Our Stars stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort were on hand at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards to show off a brand new clip from the much-anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book. The new clip – titled “It’s a Metaphor” – finds Gus (Elgort) sticking an unlit cigarette between his lips. This completely disgusts Hazel (Woodley) who met the handsome teen during a support group meeting for teens with cancer. Fortunately, Gus has an interesting explanation for his action. “They don’t actually hurt you unless you light them. You put the thing that does the killing right between your teeth, but you never give it the power to kill you,” explains Gus.
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. The Fault in Our Stars, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.