Josh Hutcherson, who portrays Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games, graces the cover of March issue of Nylon Guys. In the interview he talks, among other things, how much he’s connected with his character, playing in a basketball league for fun and working with the charity Straight But Not Narrow. He even mentioned Jennifer Lawrence and here’s what he said:
She came up to me [at SAG Awards] and said — ?When I was in New York City, and I was starting to act, I wasn?t booking a lot of stuff, and my mom and I were talking about going back to Kentucky and maybe trying again when I was older. But I was really determined to not give up on acting, and I saw you in a newspaper as a boy from Kentucky who was making it in Hollywood. And I took it to my mom, and I was like, Look, he can do this. I can do this, too.? — He pauses, smiling at the memory. — So she?s nominated for an Academy Award and she?s telling me that I inspired her to keep going. It really took me back.