It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly five years since the premiere of The Fault in Our Stars — but by the time Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and the rest of the cast hit the red carpet to celebrate the movie’s release, most of them were already Hollywood veterans. 

Luckily, we can look back at the stars of the John Green adaptation on their very first red carpets, and see just how far they have come. For Shailene, aka Hazel, that moment came in 2006, right after her small role as Kaitlin Cooper on The O.C. but right before her big break as Amy on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. For Ansel, who portrayed Gus on the big screen, it was just a few months before his high school graduation at the premiere of his stage debut in the off-Broadway show Regrets.   

We don’t know about you, but these throwbacks make us want to watch the love story all over again, even if it does make us cry every single time (Buy The Fault in Our Stars here.) Keep scrolling to see the stars of TFIOS on their very first red carpets: 


Shailene Woodley (Hazel Lancaster)


Ansel Elgort (Gus Waters)


Nat Wolff (Isaac)


Laura Dern (Frannie Lancaster)


Sam Trammell (Michael Lancaster)


Willem Dafoe (Peter Van Houten)


Lotte Verbeek (Lidewjj Vliegenthart)


Mike Birbiglia (Patrick)


Emily Peachey (Monica)

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