Author John Green reveals the 'Looking for Alaska' scene that makes him cry

After almost 15 years, John Green's beloved novel "Looking for Alaska" is finally being brought to life.

The story, written by the author behind the Shailene Woodley tear-jerker "The Fault in Our Stars," has been made into a Hulu mini series comprised of eight episodes that will drop on October 18th. AOL's Julia Webb caught up with the author and cast of the new series at the Tribeca TV Festival ahead of the show's imminent debut.

The fictional story itself follows teenager Alaska Young and her friends over the course of a school year as they get in to trouble, deal with secret crushes and form new bonds. It is told not in chapters, but in a timeline of days before and after the book's defining tragic event. The novel received the Michael L. Printz Award in 2006.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Kristine Froseth attends the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Charlie Plummer attends the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: John Green attends the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Denny Love attends the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Jay Lee attends the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Jay Lee, Kristine Froseth, Charlie Plummer and Denny Love attend the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) John Green, Jay Lee, Kristine Froseth, Charlie Plummer, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Denny Love attend the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Stephanie Savage and Denny Love attend the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) John Green, Josh Schwartz, Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer attend the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Charlie Plummer, Stephanie Savage, Denny Love and Jay Lee attend the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
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After numerous failed attempts to turn the YA novel into a movie, the cast had various emotions about what it felt like to finally have been able to bring "Looking for Alaska" to the small screen and to the passionate fans of the story.

Kristine Froseth, who stars as Alaska, the troubled and allusive yet beloved leading lady, said taking on the role was "terrifying."

"I just remember when I first got [the role], there were so many expectations around it and articles about who [Alaska] was supposed to be and what she was supposed to look like and who was actually supposed to be cast. It was just really scary because [John Green] has such a following and I love the story so deeply and wanted to do her story justice and be part of this amazing world and do it justice," Froseth explained.

Denny Love, who co-stars as Alaska's friend Chip "The Colonel" Martin, echoed that sentiment.

"It can be a little bit intimidating, because I know so many people care so much about this project, but it is also comforting to know that it also means a lot to me. So I also just felt like as long as I brought a lot of love and passion to the project I believe people are going to feel that and be excited for it. And knowing that John Green is happy with the product, it doesn’t get too much better than that."

And happy with the project he is. When asked how it felt to have "Looking for Alaska" finally filmed, produced and finished, Green expressed how incredible it felt.

"It’s amazing, it’s really, really special. I’m so proud of the show that [executive products Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage] made and I’m so proud of the cast. They really cared about the book and you feel that in every second of the show."

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Hailee Steinfeld attends the "Dickinson" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Jay Lee, Kristine Froseth, Charlie Plummer and Denny Love attend the "Looking For Alaska" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Camille Hyde attends the "Katy Keene" screening at the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Lucy Hale attends the "Katy Keene" screening at the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Lake Bell attends the "Bless This Mess" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Dax Shepard attends the "Bless This Mess" screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Jane Krakowski attends the Dickinson screening during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Jay Duplass attends the "Transparent" screening at the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Hasan Minhaj attends 'Tribeca Talks' during the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Judith Light attends the "Transparent" screening at the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Aasif Mandvi attends the "Evil" screening at the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on September 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
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As previously mentioned, the story revolves around one fateful event, but when prompted with the question of which scene is really going to appeal to the fans and deliver true to the book, Green chose to highlight another moment.

"The [scene] that really got me and had me crying really hard on my couch was the barn scene about halfway through the book. Yeah that one... But I laughed and I cried dozens of time while watching the show, so I just feel really grateful."

You watch all 8 episodes of Hulu's "Looking for Alaska" on Hulu on October 18th and buy the novel here.

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