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Watch: Stephen Colbert Calls 'Fault in Our Stars' Author John Green a 'Cult Leader'

Photo of Liz Shannon Miller By Liz Shannon Miller | Indiewire June 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

The "Colbert Report" host asked the author behind beloved cancer drama "The Fault in Our Stars" about his inspiration and devoted YouTube fanbase.

"Did you just come up with the saddest things you can think of and put them on pieces of paper and then put them in the most depressing hat imaginable?" That's how "Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert asked author John Green about the inspiration behind beloved cancer drama "The Fault in Our Stars" last night. 

READ MORE: How Indie Director Josh Boone Landed 'The Fault in Our Stars': He Pitched It as 'Titanic'

While Green's novel formed the foundation for the box office success starring Shailene Woodley, the writer is more than an author of young adult fiction, which Colbert brought up -- thanks to his "Vlogbrothers" work on YouTube with brother Hank Green, the author is incredibly popular online, especially among young fans. 

"Are you a cult leader?" Colbert asks -- a question Green flips right back around on him. Both men, it's clear, have their followings.

Watch Colbert's interview with Green below:

This article is related to: The Fault in Our Stars, The Fault in Our Stars, John Green, John Green , Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report

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