‘Hunger Games’ Star Josh Hutcherson Talks Kissing Jennifer Lawrence
First Published: January 12, 2012 11:15 AM EST Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson was all smiles on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet when Access Hollywood asked about kissing co-star Jennifer Lawrence in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the best-selling novels.
“It was good,” the 19-year-old actor – who plays Peeta Mellark in the movie – said, beaming.
“Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful, so I’m not going to complain,” he said of his co-star, who plays the movie’s lead, Katniss Everdeen. “It was good.”
Adding, “It was a really fun time shooting.”
The actor explained to AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman that the movie’s team worked very hard to shroud the North Carolina set in secrecy.
“They kept a very tight set. They were strict about letting people on and off and they had black curtains up everywhere,” Josh explained. “So, they wanted to keep it locked down.”
Josh also hopes fans of the books are happy with the big screen version of author Suzanne Collins’ books.
“They are the most loyal fans that exist, it’s slightly intimidating but very exciting at the same time,” he continued. “I’m excited about it and very nervous.”
Just like Katniss, many fans of the books are split between Team Peeta or Team Gale – Katniss’ best friend and hunting partner Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) – but Josh is surprisingly a real life member of Team Gale.
“Me and Liam got along right away, we’re good buds,” he explained, saying they might even end up as roommates. “We thought about it. It’s a strong possibility in the future.”
“The Hunger Games” hits theaters on March 23.
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