But since filming on The Hunger Games wrapped, Hutcherson finds himself missing the role — and his co-stars. He has been especially worried about Jennifer Lawrence lately, since nude photos of her were hacked and released last month. Hutcherson considers Lawrence his “big sister” and said he is feels so bad for his friend for what she must be going through.
“I haven’t spoken to her since it happened, but as far as the public, Twitter, and media have reacted, it’s awful,” he told the Daily Beast. “We act because it’s what we want to do. I’ve acted since I was nine years old because it’s my job, it’s what I’m good at, and it’s what I love to do. I don’t want attention. I don’t want to have my private life looked into or have people think they deserve to know about my private life. And then people say, ‘Well, then you shouldn’t have become an actor.’ F*** that. I didn’t choose all that. I chose to be an actor. I was nine years old! Do you think a 9-year-old is thinking about public scandal? I wanted to make movies.”
Hutcherson added, “It’s f***in’ horrible.”
The actor is currently in Toronto filming his next role, Escobar: Paradise Lost, but he said he is grieving the loss of his Hunger Games family. Hutcherson was obviously upset over what his friend is going through and added that, “It makes you feel like you want to run away from it all and escape to a small island away from everybody.”
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 will be out Nov. 21, 2014.