Josh Hutcherson Talks About SBNN and Catching Fire
Josh recently talked to MTV Act about his work with the charity Straight But Not Narrow and his nomination for the Do Something Awards, a ceremony dedicated to the nation’s best young philanthropists:
ACT: You are nominated for Male Film Star at VH1′s Do Something Awards for your work with Straight But Not Narrow. (Congrats!) Tell us a little why you are so passionate about this cause! What does it mean to you?
JOSH: I have always believed in standing up for what I believe in and I believe that everyone deserves the right to love whoever they love no matter who they are. SBNN is great because it reaches out to the straight community to spread the word about rising up and saying you have the right to be you.
ACT: Many teens are faced with the plight of bullying growing up. Was bullying ever an issue with you? What advice do you have for those currently going through it?
JOSH: I was very fortunate and didn’t personally encounter any bullies in school, however bullies exist in many ways in life. I think the best thing you can do is be secure in who you are and realize that the person who is bullying is the one you should feel sorry for their lack of knowledge. Bullies are just ignorant.
Josh also spoke briefly about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
ACT: Can you give us any hints of what’s in store for Peeta fans with the next “Hunger Games” film, “Catching Fire.”
JOSH: I can’t really give away anything awesome yet. Just that the script kicks ass and I love all the new cast members and I’m stoked to get started.
Damn! For a moment I thought Josh would slip up again and leak another casting announcement! Guess we’ll just have to wait and see who the new cast members are on the official Catching Fire Casting page. Check out the full interview with Josh at MTV.