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Josh Hutcherson: I’m a Big Romantic
There’s no doubt Josh Hutcherson is a teen heartthrob and he’s set to make the gals swoon even more. The actor, who will be playing Peeta in the upcoming Hunger Games franchise, recently opened up to Elle about his dating life, revealing he’s a huge romantic.
“I’m a big romantic, traditional cheesy guy,” he admits. “I’m all about going to the beach under the stars. That’s a real date. But other than that, dinner and a movie is classy.” Aww!
Josh seems pretty preoccupied with work though, focusing on his career and preparing for the March 23 release of Hunger Games. He opened up about his role, revealing: “I read all three books in five days… I’ve never read a character I’ve connected with more—I am Peeta.”
Director Gary Ross weighed in, revealing Josh had a certain spark that made him stand out from fellow actors who auditioned for the role of Peeta. “He’s so unbelievably charming,” says Ross. “When he auditioned, Suzanne Collins and I looked at each other. We’d both been knocked out.”
Although Josh is a star in his own right, the actor reveals he really looks up to Ryan Gosling and hopes to work with him one day.
“I’m a big fan of Ryan Gosling as an actor because of his subtleties and how he internalizes a lot of the emotions. For me, that’s kind of my style, so he’s definitely a big person I look up to,” Josh said.
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Josh Hutcherson on Ellen (LQ)
Here are some videos of Josh on Ellen today!
Source: HG Girl on Fire
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Josh Hutchersn Interview with Teen Hollywood
Wish you could hear the waves crashing on the beach at the beautiful Kahala Resort on Oahu. Josh, dressed casually in a polo shirt and jeans, and I are on the balcony outside a suite on a perfect, sunny Hawaiian day.
Our biggest impression? This is a young man who can handle whatever his career throws at him; whether it’s sitting on an anthill in the jungle.. Ouch! or fighting the case of nerves that potential mega-stardom could cause when The Hunger Games hits screens next month.
We’ve interviewed Josh several times before and watched the kid actor turn into a cute 19-year-old young adult.
TeenHollywood: You’ve grown up in showbiz. Was it easy and natural for you to make the transition from kid to young adult actor?
Josh: I’ve always wanted to choose my roles carefully because of that. When I first started acting I was in love with it. I knew I wanted to do it all my life so making that transition from a child star into an adult actor has always been on my mind.
I think it’s just happened naturally over the years as I’ve gotten older. My work has spoken for itself and I’ve been able to do movies like The Kids are All Right, that kind of aged me up a little bit. I think that was one of the bigger ones that pushed me into a different category.
TeenHollywood: It’s been a while since you did Journey to the Center of the Earth. Was doing this one like going back?
Josh: No. There was such a gap between the two films so it was like an entirely different movie.
TeenHollywood: Vanessa told us that she was creeped out by the big centipedes where you filmed this in the Hawaiian jungle. You?
Josh: Well, the bugs were a little much at times especially when you’re sitting there and all of a sudden there’s an ant “Oh my gosh I’m on an anthill” with nine million ants crawling all over you.
TeenHollywood: Ewww. That tattoo on your wrist was in the movie. Did you do that for the movie or already have it?
Josh: No. I got this done when I was 16 or so. It’s a Libra sign and I’m a Libra and so are some family members as well. Family is a big part of my life. [We used it] because Sean is sort of this adventurous guy who has gone around and travelled around a bit so we decided to keep it but for The Hunger Games, we covered it up every day.
TeenHollywood: Let’s get to the good stuff. What is your pet peeve on a date?
Josh: Checking your phone a lot is a big pet peeve of mind. “Am I not interesting? Am I boring or what?” I’m not very into technology. I’m not on the internet that much. I’m not all over twitter or Facebook so I’m very analog. I prefer a date to be more analog [old school technologically].
TeenHollywood: When you start looking for “the one” to hook up with forever, what is a major quality you will demand?
Josh: Funny! I think it’s really important for somebody to be funny. Humor is a big device in my life for everything. When I’m embarrassed, I try to be funny or when I’m sad I try to use humor so I think somebody who gets that and also kind of operates in that way.
TeenHollywood: What was the toughest thing for you about doing this film?
Josh: Working in the [big water] tank was tough. Dwayne and I were actually down there for an hour without coming up to the surface once. Everybody else had scuba gear on. We’d do the take with one breath then blindly fumble over to the little hooka thing and get some air. That was challenging. You’re like “I don’t have a breathing apparatus and I’m not meant to be underwater this long. This is kind of strange”.
TeenHollywood: Did you meet Vanessa before you started filming?
Josh: I’d met her a couple of random times at events but I’d never talked to her so, the first time we ever really hung out was at the chemistry read in L.A. We read over some scenes and it was great. We hit it off. We’re both really fun, outgoing people and don’t care what we look like when we’re having our fun.
TeenHollywood: What surprised you about Vanessa? Be nice cuz she said nice things about you!
Josh: [laughs] What surprised me about Vanessa is you see a lot of leading ladies in Hollywood who tend to take themselves very seriously and listen to their press and Vanessa doesn’t. She doesn’t take herself seriously…in a good way so that was nice to see and very refreshing.
TeenHollywood: Are you ready for the huge fan excitement that The Hunger Games may launch for you?
Josh: It’s tough to prepare for things that Vanessa and people in Twilight have gone through. Obviously if you have that kind of fan support, they like the movie and that’s why I make movies is for people to like them. Therefore, if people act that way, it means they like the movies which is good.
Read more after the jump!
Source: Teen Hollywood
Josh Hutcherson talks ‘Hunger Games’ set details, ‘Catching Fire’ screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, and more
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Josh Hutcherson Interview with Teen
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Josh Hutcherson on Journey 2, Playing Pranks, and The Hunger Games
Are you Team Peeta? If you don't know what that means, you soon will — Josh Hutcherson and his Hunger Games cast mates (Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth) are already feeling the effect of fan 'shipping wars of Twilight proportions, despite the tale's emphasis of survival over romance. This extra attention is helping boost Josh's profile — which is already, literally, quite big in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in IMAX 3-D. In this sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, his teen adventurer is aided by his stepdad (played by Dwayne Johnson) as they discover that Jules Verne's legendary island does exist, and that it's the same island written about by Jonathan Swift (in Gulliver's Travels) and Robert Louis Stevenson (in Treasure Island). The movie was shot in Hawaii, and Hutcherson was back there again doing press when Vulture got his call.
You're calling from Hawaii?
I'm calling you while I'm looking at the ocean. It's beautiful. As soon as I get a full free day out here, I'm going to go swimming. When we were here shooting, for about two and a half-months, Brad [Peyton, the director] and I usually went on a swim, about a half-mile out and back, or went surfing.
The Vernians in the Journey films are people who believe that the works of Jules Verne are true. Real-world Vernians, on the other hand, are people who believe in Jules Verne's ideals, or are into steampunk. Have you met any of them?
I think we're all kind of like that, our whole crew on set and whatnot. I sort of feel like yeah, that world doesn't really exist, but it's a fun fantastical place to let your mind go. The story is based on somewhat factual information, but it's kind of fun.
Like the little elephants that you can hold in your arms. I want one!
Everyone does. [Chuckles.] When we shot that scene, we used a little dog named Bertha, and she would come running out panting, like pugs do, and we would just interact with her like she was an elephant. It was kind of cool.
Your character, Sean, is a big reader — he loves adventure stories. What do you read?
My main source of reading is scripts, which doesn't leave a whole lot of room for books. I prefer fact-based books: A Brief History of Time, theoretical physics, chaos theory. That's the best material.
So how did you first come across The Hunger Games books? What was your reaction?
I read them as soon as I found out they were being made into films. I went and got the books, and I devoured them. I read like eight hours a day! And I just fell in love with them. I love the whole world that was created, and I like the parts that are based in this reality, like how reality television is, and how our government is the one percent and we're the 99 percent.
What's your approach to playing Peeta?
I feel like I'm a lot like Peeta, and I don't know what I would have done if I didn't get the part. Wouldn't I be a bad actor if I couldn't play myself? I think one of my biggest struggles was getting Peeta to be as strong as possible. He can come across a little soft — because he's admitting his love for Katniss, and he's sensitive. But he's got a backbone. He's got strong beliefs. He's a people person. And we have the same sense of humor.
But you're more of a prankster ...
Well, on Journey, I had this running prank going when we were shooting in the jungle, where I would take a stick, or a twig, and poke it in someone's ear and make them think they had bugs crawling in there. Vanessa [Hudgens] and I were messing with Luis [Guzman] for about eight minutes once, poking something in his ear, pulling it out, watching him freak out. It was so hard not to laugh. And finally he went, "I see you." That was the best one for sure. And on Hunger Games, I took a dummy, one that the tracker-jackers were supposed to have attacked, and I put it in Jennifer's bathroom, and when she opened the door, she peed her pants. Or so I was told — she told me later. I did not get visual confirmation on that one. I think I'm basically a 5-year-old at heart.
Did you pull any pranks on the Rock?
Usually, no one's too big for me to try to take them down — except Dwayne. He gets a free pass. He's huge! Have you seen his pecs? He can pop those pecs. He says it's what every girl wants, but he might be wrong.
I have a sneaking suspicion you're not going to need any help in that department.
[Laughs.] Somebody already asked me to marry them. I told them I can't make that commitment right now. I love the fan support, though, because it all comes from passion.
Will you have time to do another Journey film, or to participate in The Kids Are All Right HBO show? Would you want to? Or will shooting Catching Fire and then Mockingjay take all your time?
I won't be starting again on the next part of the Hunger Games trilogy until summer or fall, so I have a little time to do something. I'm not a big TV guy, though. I like doing movies. And at this point, they should have someone younger to play Laser. But I'd be up for another Journey. I'd have to see what kind of journey. It'd be cool to go to the moon. I don't know how it would work technically — lunar gravity would be a challenge — but it'd be cool.
Have you heard that there are people throwing Hunger Games parties now, where they dress up as the characters? Kristen Bell had one for her 30th birthday.
That's crazy. Hilarious. If someone invited me to one of those, I'd have to go as Katniss. That's the only way to go.
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Josh Hutcherson: 'Journey 2' Helped Me Prepare for 'The Hunger Games'
Prepare to see a lot of Hollywood’s latest ‘It’ boy, Josh Hutcherson, this year. The actor stars in the upcoming movie, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, along with Vanessa Hudgens, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Michael Caine, and Kristin Davis.
Hollyscoop caught up with Josh at the premiere for Journey 2 last night, where we talked about his other upcoming project, the The Hunger Games.
“Oh man, I’m excited about it,” Hutcherson told Hollyscoop. The Hunger Games is based on the novel series and also stars Jennifer Lawrence. “You know, I'm a huge fan of the books and I kind of feel like ‘Journey’ prepared me for it in a way,” Josh told us.
The actor continued: “Because in ‘Journey’ I'm sort of running around an island and a jungle, trying to survive, and in ‘Hunger Games’, I’m running through a forest trying to survive. So it's kind of similar on some levels.”
Lots of running and lots of surviving. But you can bet on the fact that Josh has plenty of staying power in Hollywood. Costar Kristin Davis recently gushed over him:
"I talked to Josh's mom. I said, 'I always want to pet him.’ You can’t really touch them when they get to this age, 'cause they feel like you're making them like a kid.' ... In the movie I had to scold him. But I felt bad because Josh is such a mature young man."
Hutcherson also enjoyed working with ex wrestler Dwayne Johnson in Journey:
"He's fun, he's charismatic, he's outgoing. He has a sensitive side," the actor told reporters. "But he’s also very physical and has the whole action hero side as well."