MTV’s Interview with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson
MTV’s Josh Horowitz got to sit down with the two tribute stars of ‘The Hunger Games’ movie for a hilarious and totally cute interview in which they talked about how they first met, their chemistry read together, and how Josh is like a dog licking your face with his giddy energy.
we asked the two about their “chemistry read,” the point during the audition process when the two actors read their respective roles together for an audience of filmmakers and studio representatives.
“They had hired Jennifer, and they were trying to find Peeta. I had gone in for the first round of auditions, and a few weeks later, they brought me back,” Hutcherson said. “We did a chemistry read and kind of hit it off right away, I felt, for the second time, third time,” he joked, playing up the foggy memories of their first meeting. “So that’s the first time we got to play the characters together.”
“We had tons of chemistry,” Lawrence insisted with a laugh. “He was Peeta,” she added of her first impressions of Hutcherson as “the boy with the bread.” “I had heard the director, I had heard Gary [Ross] say, ‘He is the only one who is actually Peeta,’ and then [Josh] came in, and he was. He’s charming and nice and sweet, like a dog licking your face.”
“A dog licking on your face?” Hutcherson asked, wondering if Lawrence was paying him a compliment or not.
“It is! That’s what it’s like hanging out with you, it’s like, ‘Eeeeee!’ ” Lawrence said of her excitement being around the 19-year-old.
International viewers can read the full transcript of the interview at MTV News.