Updated: 8 July 2014
Good news #TFIOS fans! The missing bench from the film is back! The Amsterdam film commissioner has recently confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the same bench from the film has been found. The film commissioner even uploaded a photo of the re-installation process via Twitter:
Het bankje uit the Fault in our stars is terug!! pic.twitter.com/hGBLRp14o1ADVERTISEMENT
— Amsterdam FilmOffice (@filmofficeadam) July 7, 2014
No story has been released about how the bench was found but now that it’s back, let’s make sure the bench stays where it should be. Okay? Okay.
Uh-oh. Fans of “The Fault in Our Stars” are not going to be happy about this. A bench has been stolen in Amsterdam and it’s not just any bench; it’s the iconic bench that was featured in the novel-turned-movie “The Fault in Our Stars”!
It was reported that the bench that Hazel and Gus sat upon in the film suddenly went missing and has since been replaced by a huge flowerpot in Amsterdam city. The bench was gone for at least a month before the fans noticed.
The disappearance of the bench is not known yet but the city spokesman, Stephan van Der Hoek, suspected that it was intentionally taken away by neighbours who chipped in to buy the flowerpot. “It’s a bit embarrassing, because we do keep good track of them, but it’s gone all right,” said Stephan van Der Hoek. He also said that the bench will be replaced within two weeks if a replacement can be found.
On the other hand, we heard that due to immense popularity of the film, the filming locations are slowly becoming must-visit tourist spots. Perhaps the bench was taken away for repairs? Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Meanwhile, check out all you need to know about the film here.