Josh Hutcherson plays Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games, a bumbling baker’s son who’s locked in a love triangle with Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) and the girl they both adore: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).

Josh, 19, loved working with Jennifer.

‘She’s one of the most genuine people that I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to meet and work with,’ he tells us.

‘She’s beautiful and talented, so it’s like a whirlwind of awesomeness and it’s hard 
to take in all at once.’

Though there was no real-life romance, Josh and Jennifer did form a close bond because they’re both from Kentucky.

’I definitely fell in love with her as a friend, for sure,’ says Josh.

‘We’re from the same part of the US and we sort of have the same outlook on life, so we hit 
it off right away.

Read the full interview with The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson in Now magazine dated 30 April 2012 – out now!

Source: Now Magazine