Competing with Liam Hemsworth for your on-screen girlfriend can often leave a guy feeling a little left out. Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games, talked to Glamour about being back on set.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be out in November, and the first half of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will be out a year later. After a bunch of new characters were added for the third film, the veteran actors were worried about what it would feel like when they returned.
"Jennifer [Lawrence] and I were nervous about our new co-stars because we're kind of crazy when we're together, so it can be a little scary for the new people," Hutcherson said. "But everybody jumped right in. It was a fun vibe on set."
The actor was asked how weird it is when you are great friends with a woman but all of a sudden have to be romantic with her on screen. For Hutcherson and Lawrence, it sounds like their great friendship made the on-screen chemistry more difficult to handle.
"There are times when we've had to cut because we can't get through a take without laughing," Hutcherson said.
Hutcherson plays one of the three main characters involved in a love triangle, and it's easy to believe he could be a romantic in real life as well. When asked if it's difficult to be "just friends" with women, he said, "Absolutely, but there's often a natural inclination to want more."
Liam Hemsworth is also back on the Mockingjay set and has been cozying up with J-Law.
Hutcherson, although a little biased, said he is definitely on the side of his character in that love triangle.
"I'm definitely Team Peeta!" he said. "But Katniss' dilemma is very real — it's hard to know who to choose when you admire two people who are so different. The love triangle gets played up a lot more in Catching Fire."
Hutcherson isn't the only one who has chosen a side in the triangle.
The November issue of Glamour will be out on Oct. 8. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be in theaters Nov. 22.
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