The day is finally here!
After the long wait and all, MTV is finally released the Interview with Josh Hutcherson a.k.a Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games Movie.
Check out the interview below:
MTV News: Talk to us about what the role of Peeta means to you and why you love him.
Josh Hutcherson: It’s so crazy. When I read the books, I had never read a character that was more like who I am as a person and had kind of my core values and what I believe in. So it kind of drove me crazy in a way, because I felt like I was so right for it, then I had to go through this crazy audition process. So to finally be making the movie and now we’re finished, it’s like, somebody please pinch me, because I still don’t believe this is actually happening. For me, it’s just an honor to be a part of such a great story. Gary Ross is such an amazing director, and Jennifer Lawrence is perfect, and everyone else we cast was really great.
MTV: What was the audition process like? Did you do specific scene work?
Hutcherson: For the audition process, I came in the first time and read a few scenes for Gary Ross and [author] Suzanne Collins and some of the other producers involved. Then maybe about a week or so, maybe two weeks later, I came in and did a screen test with Jennifer, where I actually read the scenes with her so they could see how the chemistry worked. Both of them felt really great, but as an actor, you just pick apart every single thing that you do, so for me, I was on pins and needles waiting to find out. And then when I finally found out, my jaw hit the floor. I was so excited.
MTV: What were your favorite scenes to film?
Hutcherson: It’s very similar to the book. Probably my favorite scenes are all the scenes with myself and Katniss in the cave, because they’re really emotional and you get to see a lot of their relationship develop there, so for me as an actor, I liked that a lot. And then of course all the physical running through the forest — that was really fun as well.
MTV: Did you guys get a lot of bumps and bruises from all that stunt work?
Hutcherson: There were tons of bumps and bruises, yeah. It was pretty intense.
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