Today Online has interviewed Josh Hutcherson about his role in The Hunger Games Movie. Check it out:
What does landing one of the biggest roles for a young actor (on Hunger Games) mean to you?
It means the world to me! I wanted this role so badly. I think I hadn’t read a script or book that I connected more with that I did with Peeta. 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. It was crazy! So for me, it was it was a do or die situation, almost. I never felt that I was more right for a role in my life. It was kind of like if I didn’t get it, I didn’t know how I would react … so it’s just very good that I did get it.
Would you say that Peeta is your most demanding role to date?
I don’t know because like I was saying before, I never connected so much with a character before so it felt like the character was already in me. I’ve had other roles before that is very different from what I’m like as a person.
Journey 2 and Hunger Games must have been equally physically taxing.
Actually, Journey 2 had a lot more stunt work than Hunger Games. But yeah, I think Journey kind of prepared me a bit for Hunger Games because it was like running through the jungle, and trying to survive and that’s kind of what Hunger Games was. They are kind of similar in a weird way.
With you being an emerging star, is it important to be role model?
I think it’s very important to be a role model. And as a role model, if I can be even considered one, I would say the most important thing to do is to be true to yourself. I try to be.