Asked about his experience shooting the liplock scene for the highly-anticipated novel adaptation film, the Peeta Mellark depicter says, 'Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful, so I'm not going to complain.'
Josh Hutcherson has talked about his experience in filming the scene where Peeta Mellark locks lips with Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games". Josh, who plays Peeta, admitted that kissing Jennifer Lawrence, who tackles the role of Katniss, was "good" especially because she's beautiful.
"It was good," the 19-year-old actor told Access Hollywood when attending People's Choice Awards 2012 on Wednesday night, January 11. "Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful, so I'm not going to complain. It was good. It was a really fun time shooting."
In addition to talking about kissing Jennifer, Josh opened up that he has a good bromance with Liam Hemsworth who plays Katniss' bestfriend Gale Hawthorne. "Me and Liam got along right away, we're good buds," he said before adding that the two have planned to be roommates in the future. "We thought about it. It's a strong possibility in the future."
On working with director Gary Ross and co. on the North Carolina set, the "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" actor explained, "They kept a very tight set. They were strict about letting people on and off and they had black curtains up everywhere. So, they wanted to keep it locked down."
In another interview with MTV News, Josh shared about how he made Jennifer "pee her pants" on set because of his prank. "They had a full life-sized dummy of one of our tributes that had gotten killed by a tracker jacker, and basically it's all swollen and gnarly-looking and mangled, and Jennifer was out of her trailer so I took the dummy and put it inside her bathroom in her trailer," said Josh.
"I wasn'y there for the big moment when she saw it, which I can't belive I missed, but I've been told that she actually peed her pants in reaction to it," he added. "So, I was pretty proud of myself and amazed that somebody actually peed their pants in fear, because I didn't know that happened."
Based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, "The Hunger Games" follows Katniss who replaces his sister Prim to participate in an annual fight-to-the-death live televised game called Hunger Games, which is sponsored by the Panem government. Pitted against highly-trained competitors, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts to survive in the game.
The highly anticipated movie is due to arrive in the U.S. theaters on March 23, while its follow-up "Catching Fire" will be released nationwide on November 22, 2013.