Today is a huge day for fans of The Hunger Games. That’s because the new movie premieres at midnight tonight. To kick off the day, Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta in the film, appeared on GMA to talk about his pal Woody Harrelson and all things Hunger Games. It was the perfect start to a perfect day for fans who are anxiously awaiting tonight’s big premiere.
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Today was not Josh Hutcherson’s first appearance on GMA. Back in November, he also appeared on the morning talk show to debut the first official trailer of The Hunger Games. Host Robin Roberts conducted this morning’s interview for GMA and explained that Hutcherson has been in show business for a decade. He was latest seen in The Kids Are Alright. Hutcherson explained that he is blown away by all the attention he is receiving from The Hunger Games, and it hasn’t even opened yet in the United States. When asked about the best piece of advice he has received on coping with this outrageous level of fame, he replied that his own family told him to be true to himself and not to change for anyone or any project. He also added sheepishly as thousands of fans screamed in the background, “This is all very new and different.”
Josh Hutcherson said that acting alongside Woody Harrelson was an honor. “He’s someone who believes in great things. We’ll be friends for a long time,” he told Roberts. Hutcherson added that he’s seen every single Woody Harrelson film and that his favorite is White Men Can’t Jump.
To play Peeta in The Hunger Games, Josh Hutcherson had to gain weight and die his hair blond. On the other hand, his co-star, Liam Hemsworth, had to lose weight and die his hair brown. “It should have been the other way around,” he joked. To lose the weight, Hutcherson ate a diet high in protein and worked out with an ex Navy Seal. “That was tough,” he added.
GMA has been spreading Hunger Games fever all week. Earlier this week, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth also appeared to promote The Hunger Games. Donald Sutherland is set for an appearance on Monday, March 26th.
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The Hunger Games opens in America at midnight tonight, much to the delight of millions of fans.
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