Here's How Josh Hutcherson Feels About the End of Hunger Games
Josh Hutcherson talked about just that to E! News Thursday at Ron Howard's Project Imagination Premiere for The Rusted, saying, "Since we finished filming, we've all still maintained the same friendships. It's nice to know we don't have to be on the set to hang out. It's good! People think it's really sad, but it's not really sad because we all still hang out," he continued. "It's not like we're losing these friendships and that's the end of it!"
Josh, who plays Peeta in the series, does feel a little nostalgic about leaving Hunger Games after working on it for the past five years, though. "It's weird that this has been a part of my life for half a decade now, and I played the same character for all these years and now it's coming to an end," he said. "It's a weird feeling, but I'm excited. I'm excited for the last one to finally come out, complete the series and then move on to whatever's next."
One thing Josh has been up to is stepping up his DJing skills. For his birthday on Oct. 12,
His mom bought him a turntable and it inspired him to go to DJ school. "That is my new hardcore hobby," he told Entertainment Tonight. "I've always loved music. I'm not a musician, but I have rhythm. Every party I have I'm always DJing and selecting the songs, making the playlists. I've always wanted to get into it." Watch out DJ Ansolo.
Josh's DJ skills aside, he's also been dabbling in filmmaking. The actor helped cast and produce The Rusted and asked his Hunger Games costar Jena Malone if she would be in it too. "I couldn't believe she said yes," he told Entertainment Tonight. "I texted her and said, 'I'm making a short film with Ron Howard. Do you want to do it with me?' I told her the date. She said, 'I'm totally in.'"
"It was nice to see Josh in a producing role because he's like that on set. He'll arrange outings. He's very organized," Jena told the outlet. "I was proud of him to see him going in that direction."
The Rusted can be watched online here and Hunger Games hits theaters Nov. 20.