Shailene Woodley has a bit of experience in making people cry; she did, after all, star in one of the most heart-wrenching films of last year. The movie was based on a best-selling book, and at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, Woodley brought the man who wrote it to tears.
Woodley took home the award for Best Female Performance for The Fault In Our Stars, and when she took the stage, she gave a heartfelt speech directed right at author John Green, who was spotted wiping tears away when the cameras panned to him in the audience.
“I feel like this award belongs to John Green….because he gave this world a beautiful masterpiece: A gift in the book The Fault in Our Stars. It changed my life when I read it. And being a part of this film dramatically influenced who I am today. His words will transcend time, because they transcend any age. There’s not one single demographic that won’t affected by the wisdom and the compassion and the beauty that he laces into every single thing that he does in his life. So, John Green: Beyond The Fault in Our Stars, I just want to thank you for being the human that you are every single day. Living life with integrity and compassion on your sleeve, because you’ve changed the lives of millions of people around the world, and you’ve changed mine. So thank you,” Woodley said.
Woodley charmed the awards audience and also took home the Trailblazer Award on Sunday, which was given to her onstage by her former costar Miles Teller. Teller shared stories about his friendship with Woodley, who in turn made a joke about weed before exiting the stage.
“To all of you who have been pillars to me, thank you,. I was gonna say let’s blaze on but I don’t know if I can say that! So, let’s trailblaze on!” she said.