August 02, 2012

INTERVIEW: Josh Hutcherson talks Catching Fire, kissing Jennifer Lawrence & more with Ryan Seacrest

Josh Hutcherson was on air with Ryan Seacrest this morning where he talked about The Hunger Games DVD, his upcoming basketball charity game, Straight But Not Narrow, Catching Fire, kissing Jennifer lawrence and more. Josh also confirmed that shooting for Catching Fire starts in 2 weeks in Atlanta, reason why he's now sporting Peeta's blond hair (more photos HERE).

Here's the summary of the interview:
Josh Hutcherson called in to “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” on Thursday to talk about preparing for his role in “TheHunger Games” sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” but he also spilled some details about his co-star Liam Hemsworth‘s upcoming nuptials. 
Will Josh Be Attending Miley & Liam’s Wedding?
“I’m definitely going to go. I’m for sure gonna go. Liam’s my boy! I’m definitely going to be there to support him. I haven’t been invited, so I have to get the invite first to know if I’m going. I’ve got to make sure I’m invited. I say I’m going, but I don’t know, maybe Liam has other plans for that.” 
“I know when I talked to him that they hadn’t had any plans. This was like a couple months ago when they first had made an announcement, but I don’t know what the plans are. I know he’s in Philly, I think he was in New Orleans for a while too, he’s been bouncing around. It’s tough when you’re in a relationship and you’re on set. I’m not in one right now because of that. Because I’m about ready to go away for like four months and it’s very challenging to keep your mind focused…” 
I’ve been training for about the last month or so now and I head out in about two weeks to go down to Atlanta to start shooting. It’s not quite intense as the first round that I did last year, but it’s just basically getting in good shape. We’re pretty much wearing these body suits the entire time, so one would like be in good shape to wear a spandex neoprene body suit for an entire movie.”
On Kissing Jennifer Lawrence:
“Actually it’s funny because we’re such good friends that in those moments where it has to be romantic it’s sometimes challenging because we have such a good time with what we do that we have to be serious and really buckle down.” 
Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game
In cooperation with AEG, Entertainment League Productions hosts the first annual Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Charity Basketball Game benefiting the Straight But Not Narrow Initiative during the Nike Basketball 3 ON 3 Tournament. Josh will take the court with a collection of celebrity friends to create a family-friendly, highly entertaining basketball event with the objective to raise funds and awareness for the Straight but not Narrow initiative. 
The charity game will take place 6:30PM-8:30PM on August 3rd at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. Click here to buy tickets or for more information.
“The Hunger Games” comes out on DVD on August 18!
AUDIO: You can listen to the whole interview below! 



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