The people at NY Magazine’s Vulture blog managed to catch up with Josh Hutcherson to talk to him about this latest movie, Journey 2. During their interview though, they were able to find out a bit about Josh and his propensity for pranks as well as which character he’d dress up as, if going to a Hunger Games-themed party:
He tells Vulture about his 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.”
Vulture also put it to him that he’s a bit of a prankster:
“… 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.”
And when told that people are throwing Hunger Games parties, where they dress up as the characters (Kristen Bell had one for her 30th), Josh thinks it’s a crazy but hilarious idea, adding that if someone invited him to one, he’d go as Katniss!
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