The Hunger Games Was Like A College Education For Me
Josh Hutcherson admits that the success of ‘The Hunger Games’ was a ”double-edged sword” for his career and acted as a college education for him.
The 27-year-old actor admits that playing the role of Peeta Mellark in the series changed his life but revealed that it put him off from starring in other big franchises due to the pressures that come with being in a mainstream blockbuster.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said of ‘The Hunger Games’: ”It was like my college.
”That was like such a coming-of-age time for me. It was the first time I was away from my family, and on my own.”
Josh admits that he was taken by surprise by the success of the movies, which also starred Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson, and he wasn’t prepared for his global fame.
He said: ”It was worlds apart from anything I have ever experienced. It’s like a double-edged sword.