Paper Towns Road Trip

Monday, October 19, 2015

Last week, I was invited to go on a Paper Towns road trip! Paper Towns is based on the book by John Green. I, myself, have not had the chance to read it - but I was able to see the movie. Margo (played by Cara Delevingne) ends up disappearing, and Quentin (Margo's childhood friend & neighbor) goes on his own adventure to find her. She leaves clues behind & it takes Quentin and his friends on a road trip all the way to Agloe, NY (the Paper Town). Basically, it's a fake city/city off the map.
In reality, it's Roscoe, NY & there was only this tiny sign in one spot that announces it's Agloe. Nonetheless, it was a fun trip to see it. We started the day meeting in the city - had yummy road trip snacks & breakfast on the bus.

Best part? We had the opportunity to take the trip with Paper Town's own Justice Smith and Jaz Sinclair (plays Radar and Angela respectively in the movie). We were able to have one on one interviews with them on the bus while heading upstate.

Both were so sweet & so down-to-earth, it made it so comfortable to chat with them and hang out with them during the entire trip. I asked only a few questions (please note answers are all paraphrased, as I didn't record it like a formal interview):

What was your high school experience like?
Justice: It was a lot of group hopping. I wasn't that popular but I was friends with everyone. They were all really acquaintances.
Jaz: My high school was split into two buildings, and it was a big school but yeah, I was also friends with everyone in all groups.

Favorite moment while filming?
Jaz: There was scene where we are all dancing, and dancing with everyone in the moment - I remember looking around at everyone and thinking "wow, I made some really great friends". It was just being in that moment.
Justice: I liked just being able to come in everyday and working with everyone. It was all fun for me.  I would also play video games with the guys when we weren't filming.

Most rebellious thing you have done?
Jaz: Not exactly rebellious, but skipping college and moving to LA to pursue acting.
Justice: Similar to that - but my parents are musicians, and instead I went into acting. I am rapping now for the movie I'm in but acting is my first and foremost passion.

What are you going to be for Halloween?
Justice: A zombie. I'm a zombie every year.
Jaz: Hmm, maybe Harley Quinn.

We were lucky and had beautiful weather while there. A bit chilly, but perfect autumn notes. We stopped to have a quick picnic lunch then headed back to NYC. On the ride back, we watched the special features and deleted scenes - so fun! I'm now looking forward to going back and reading the book!

FYI, Paper Towns is out on Blu-Ray/DVD on October 20. Be sure to check it out!


Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post, happy day dear! <3

Johnny said...

i dont care
i love it<3

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