Josh Hutcherson talks ‘Journey 2′, ‘The Hunger Games’ and more!
Josh Hutcherson has been a very busy 19 year old as he starts making rounds in order to promote his new film, Journey 2. But he did manage to find out sometime to sit and talk about the amazing stunts he played as Sean Anderson. He was also very keen on talking about playing Peeta Mellark in the Hunter Games. In fact, he couldn’t hide his excitement when he mentioned he was waiting to shoot the follow ups for both of the films.
Although he’s just 19, he tells us, he’s managed to grown up ever since the first installment of Journey to the Center of the Earth. In the first movie, he simply played a wide eyed, immature kid whose life changed ever since he ventured to the center of the earth with his uncle. The second adventure starts with him waiting for quest in Ohio. But in this movie, he shares the adventure with his step dad, not uncle. But according to Josh, the movie felt like a new journey and not a continuation from the old one. He also had a lot of physical stunts to perform in the movie this time, even more than his co-star Dwayne Johnson! But he said, being athletic really helped him to breeze through them and enjoy running around and jumping off ledges all the time. But the best part for him was shooting in Hawaii for two months and letting his imagination go wild during the entire filming process!
Apart from Journey, Josh also has the release of Hunger Games to look forward to and considering he’s a die hard fan of the novel himself, he’s waiting eagerly for the release. He also tells us how he tried his hardest to portray the character according to the novel in order to preserve originality. Apart from these two movies, he also has Red Dawn lined up to come up in November.