E! Online caught up with Josh Hutcherson at the MTV Movie Awards tonight and got him to spill the details of his first meeting with Francis Lawrence.
“I sat down with him a couple of days ago,” Hutcherson told me at the MTV Movie Awards. “He’s fantastic. He’s such a smart guy. He has some great ideas for the movie.
“I just really like where his head is at,” he continued. “I really like him a lot.”
Most of their chat focused on Peeta.
“We talked about character development in the stories,” Hutcherson said. “As you know, the second book is more complicated than the first, so we talked about the narrative. Everything he said was super smart.”
We are so excited to hear they are getting ready for Catching Fire!
The highly anticipated 2012 MTV Movie Awards just finished airing and, as it sure had to be, The Hunger Games was a big winner: the cast took home four awards! Jennifer Lawrence as Best Female Performance, Josh Hutcherson as Best Male Performance, Elizabeth Banks as Best On-Screen Transformation and, of course, Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig for the Best Fight.
Josh, Elizabeth and Alexander were there to walk down the red carpet and, later, receive the awards.
The initial wave of nominations for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards has been released, and The Hunger Games has been nominated for Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Josh Hutcherson is nominated for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Liam Hemsworth picked up a nomination for Choice Male Hottie, and the Hunger Games trilogy is on the ballot for Choice Book. Here is who they are competing against:
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
“The Hunger Games”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
“Wrath of the Titans”
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Robert Downey, Jr., “The Avengers”
Chris Hemsworth, “The Avengers”
Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”
Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
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During the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, the Washington Post got one minute to get as much information from Josh Hutcherson as they could. And they got through quite a lot. Josh discussed sightseeing in the US Capitol, Washington DC, life since ‘ The Hunger Games‘, whether or not he was really “punk’d” on Punk’d and new ‘Catching Fire‘ director Francis Lawrence.
So has your life changed a lot since “Hunger Games”? Is there something palpably different?
Hutcherson: No. The run-up beforehand was a lot more crazy. Now it’s calmed down a lot. In the beginning, it was absolutely unreal. Now I’m just enjoying it.
And how do you feel about the new director, Francis Lawrence, for “Catching Fire”? Have you gotten a chance to talk with him?
Hutcherson: I haven’t met him yet, actually. But I’ve heard nothing but awesome things about him. I love Gary [Ross] so I’m sad to see him go. But I think at the same time, Francis is going to bring a lot to the table.
I saw that you were on “Punk’d” recently. Did you really have no idea what was going on?
Hutcherson: I had a hankering that something was up. But I wasn’t fully aware of the situation until the very end.
You were suspicious.
Hutcherson: I have a pretty good intuition. I was able to figure out what was going on.