There’s no question that Josh Hutcherson is now a household name htanks to The Hunger Games. But it’s not the only movie that he’s been promoting lately. You can also now see him in a new film called Detention.
Zimbio caught up with him to chat a bit about Detention and what it was like growing up as an actor, about what he’d like to do next as an actor and whether he thinks he and Jennifer Lawrence have a chance to take outthis year’s Best Kiss trophy away from Robsten at the MTV Movie Awards.
Here’s what he had to say about THAT kiss:
Do you think that you and Jennifer Lawrence are going to dethrone Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the Best Kiss category at the MTV Movie Awards this year?
[laughs] It was a good kiss, I’m not gonna lie. So we’ll see what happens.
Any highlights of your Hunger Games tour?
The mall tour was absolute madness. Seeing all the fans firsthand and how passionate they were. That was definitely the highlight for me.
As someone who is sort of becoming a cultural icon of our generation, what do you think when people say, ‘Oh Generation Y or the Millennials have a short attention span and they can’t focus.’ Or that we’re not as good as other generations?
I think it’s a double edged sword. I think our shorter attention span does two things — I think we can obviously be a little scatterbrained, but at the same time I think we have the ability to focus on multiple things at once and our level of understanding and comprehension is growing. I think that now more than ever we’re more bound to other people and I think we’re more compassionate because the world is so small. Because through one tweet someone in Africa can talk about their life and you can learn about it. So while I think that there are downsides to [technology], where you have less human to human interaction, I think that in a way it’s making us more compassionate as people. [laughs] I don’t think we’re all a waste. I think we’ll be okay.