Ansel Elgort hates being treated like he's famous.

The 'Fault in Our Stars' actor - who plays Augustus Waters in the novel's film adaptation - has urged his friends in his neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York City to treat him like a normal guy.

He told Town & Country magazine: ''Brooklyn is nice because it's a little more chilled out. Even if they do recognise me, they won't say anything.

''I played basketball with these kids at a local court - this was before any of the movies came out - and now they're like, 'What the hell, man? You got all famous.' And I'm like, 'Yeah, shut up.' I don't want to be treated like that. I'm just trying to play basketball.

''I didn't want my life to change. Once everyone starts treating me like I'm a famous person, it gets bad.''

Meanwhile, the 20-year-old actor recently insisted that fame hasn't changed him.

He said previously: ''What's changed is: 'Oh, you can go to this restaurant,' or 'You can go to this nightclub,' but I'm not really interested in that. I don't really care that some trashy girl, like, now all of the sudden wants to f**k me. That's not really that interesting to me.

''What's interesting to me is the fact that creatively I can do anything now and people will pay attention, and if I suck, hopefully they will stop paying attention very quickly, but if I'm good, then I have my foot in the door, and people have paid attention, and I did a good job, and people are like, 'Oh, wow!' That's sweet!''