Is real-life love in the air for Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen? Not quite, though Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, the co-stars of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” have repeatedly said they are friends. However, during an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Hutcherson freely admitted that kissing scenes aren’t always as artificial and emotionless as some might expect.
“I’d say there’s a natural stirring that happens in your body,” he says, “If you’re in the moment and you’re in the scene, then naturally whatever naturally happens is what’s supposed to happen.” That’s about all he had to say about the matter, but fans of the “Hunger Games” books will know “Catching Fire” contains at least one pretty serious kissing scene. Could that be what caused the “stirrings” Hutcherson is talking about?
He didn’t give away any plot details, but Josh says the new movie is more “immersive” than the first, and cites the caliber of actors in the project, including Phillip Seymour Hoffman, as particularly impressive. It’s hard to argue with that. Best of all, Hutcherson says that they stay true to the books, which is what every fan wants to hear. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be in theaters November 22. You can listen to Josh’s full interview below: