Actor David Whalen Talks About THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Pittsburgh local actor David Whalen has been acting on both stage and screen, and will now be playing the role of Mr. Waters, Augustus Waters’ dad in The Fault in Our Stars.  Here’s what he had to say about getting the role and being on set.


David Whalen, Milica Govich (Mrs. Waters), Ansel Elgort (Gus Waters), and author John Green

“I’m thrilled. What a great cast to have. At my callback, just to meet the director, Josh Boone, and the producers, they were the nicest group of people ever. So when I got cast, needless to say I was thrilled. Plus, my daughter’s favorite actress, and all of her girlfriends’ at Knoch High School, is Shailene.”

Earlier this week, Mr. Whalen reported that Madison, 16, was treated to a day on set, “and they treated her like a queen.”

Both father and daughter are fans of the book. Mr. Whalen found John Green’s young adult novel of two teenage cancer patients to be “moving and so well-written without being pandering” to an age group. Like the recently shot-in-Pittsburgh “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” no vampires or superpowers, just families and kids coping with hardships.

You can read the full article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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