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Josh Hutcherson keeps it real

Published 15/11/2015

Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson

Film star Josh Hutcherson would love to try directing within the next five years.

Actor Josh Hutcherson would describe himself as a realist.

The actor has done some amazing things throughout his career, including a lead role alongside Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games franchise. His dreams have literally come true, but he's not much of a dreamer in real life.

"I'm a realist," he told Germany's Jolie magazine. "I look at things pragmatically, preferably one step at a time. But of course that doesn't mean I don't have any dreams!"

The star even let fans in on his hopes for the future, revealing he'd like to have a go at directing within the next five years.

It's not just his job that motivates Josh; the star engages in philanthropic endeavours, including work within the LGBT community.

"My mother grew up with two gay uncles, who she was very close to," he explained when asked if there was a personal motivation behind the cause. "Unfortunately I was never able to meet them; they both died of AIDS before I was born. Equal rights for gay people was always a topic in our family."

He says Hollywood still has a way to go when it comes to equality and also praised his Hunger Games co-star Jennifer for speaking about the gender pay gap. With Mockingjay - Part 2 out in November (15), it's time to say goodbye to his character Peeta Mellark.

“He’s very genuine," he previously reflected on his character to "He’s a guy who from the beginning fought for what he believed in and didn’t want to become a pawn in the game happening around him. I definitely identify with that and feel the same way. The thing I like the least about him… probably that it took so long to tell Katniss (Jennifer's character) that he had feelings for her. That wasted a long time. Should have made that move sooner.”

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