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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Liam Hemsworth: My brother told me to lose weight

Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth got some dieting advice from his actor brother Chris Hemsworth.

The Australian star, who is currently dating Miley Cyrus, told The Hollywood Reporter that his older sibling thought he should get in better shape for his upcoming role in The Hunger Games.

Liam, 22, will star with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson for the entire franchise and got a well-intentioned message from Chris about how best to prepare.

"My brother Chris texted me before shooting and told me to lose weight," Liam recalled. "He said, 'It's called The Hunger Games, not The Eating Games."

Meanwhile, Jennifer says she had to make a "terrifying" decision on whether to accept the role of Katniss Everdeen.

"It was in the middle of the night in England, and I was in bed when I got the call," Jennifer told publication. "And I was so in love with the books and the script, and suddenly it was right in my face - and the size of the decision was terrifying."

"I called my mom and she called me a hypocrite, because when I was doing indie movies and everyone was asking why I didn't do studio movies, I said, 'The size of the movie doesn't matter.'

"And she said, 'Here's a movie you love and you were thinking of turning it down because of its size.'

"I thought, 'I don't want to miss out because I'm scared. Me being scared, I never want that to stop me from doing something. But I knew in my heart that I wanted it - it was about working out all the fears."

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