Josh Hutcherson Calls New Cast 'Epic'
Twilight may have shone the brightest at Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards, nabbing the coveted "Ultimate Choice Award," thereby bestowing the unconventional surfboard trophies upon Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner and bringing the franchise's total Teen Choice Awards up to 41 since its 2008 inception, but The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Liam Hemsworth (Gale) and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) weren't far behind, picking up a total of nine awards for the film.
Hutcherson won surfboard trophies for Choice Movie Actor in the sci-fi / fantasy genre, and also for Choice Liplock for his onscreen kiss with Lawrence. But it was his new costars in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, that Hutcherson couldn't stop raving about. "I'm super excited," he said about the recently confirmed news that Johanna Mason would be portrayed by Saved! actress Jena Malone, and that Pulp Fiction's Amanda Plummer would play Wiress. "I think that Jena Malone is fantastic," Hutcherson raved, reports Examiner.com. "Amanda Plummer is fantastic."
Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will play the gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, is even more revered by the young Hutcherson, however. "Oh my God, Philip Seymour Hoffman," Hutcherson exclaimed, reports Access Hollywood. "He's like one of my favorite actors ever. Everything he does, he's just the most epic guy! So I'm like, 'You're doing our movie?' I was blown away when I heard about him."
Catching Fire is slated to hit theaters November 2013.
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