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Miley Cyrus’ Boyfriend Is About to Be A Big Deal

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This is, as you could very possibly already know, the lucky young man who is dating Miley Cyrus. His name is Liam Hemsworth, and currently, his biggest claims to fame are dating Miley, natch, costarring with Miley in The Last Song, and receiving a cake shaped like a penis for his birthday. However, Liam’s star is about to shine a whole lot brighter, because he’s starring in the movie adaptation of a book you might have heard about called The Hunger Games, which is apparently going to be a very, very big deal.

To get the buzz around Liam started off right, he did this interview with Details:

On squirrels: “How comedic are squirrels?!” Liam says, a goofy smile spreading across his face as he spots a furry thing scampering across the horizon. “We don’t have squirrels in Australia. The first time I saw a squirrel was at a meeting at Disney. I was like, ‘What the f*ck?!'”

His childhood: His brothers would pile a couple of heavy sweaters on him and give him a head start. “Then we’d stalk him around our backyard with air rifles and shoot him,” Chris says with a laugh. “I feel like the worst brother in the world. But he had a great time, okay?” Liam doesn’t recall it so fondly. “I’d bend over to feed the guinea pigs and I’d get a pellet in the ass out of nowhere,” he says. “It really hurt.”

On filming The Last Song: When Liam and Miley hooked up on the set, he was 19, she was 16—a fact he doesn’t shy away from. “What happened happened, and we’ve been together two and a half years,” he says. “She makes me really happy. When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.”

On Billy Ray Cyrus: “He’s very spiritual,” Liam says of Mr. “Achy Breaky Heart.” “He’s just one of the nicest guys. Very accommodating. I’ve listened to his music since we got together. It’s awesome.”

On American food: “I’d never heard of country-fried steak before. It’s great! I love fried food.” He’s less keen on another iconic trash-treat, though. “In Australia, we used to always watch Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. I didn’t know it was a real place. Epic.” But he was disillusioned after a trip to a White Castle in Kentucky with his Hunger Gamescostar Josh Hutcherson. “The movie was better than the burgers,” he says. “We might have thrown up after.”

On Robert Pattinson: “I’ve never met Pattinson,” Liam says, remarking on the young Hollywood idol in whose footsteps he seems destined to follow. “What do you say to someone?” he says. “‘Your life’s gonna change.’ Okay. Thanks. Cool.”

More on squirrels: “Look! It’s like a cartoon,” he says, spotting another scampering rodent. “You’re not real!”

On the penis cake party: “She’s in a room full of her best friends,” he says, almost breaking a sweat. “And you have one person who comes in there and videos it. The poor girl can’t have one night where she can feel safe in her own world. It’s ridiculous.”

Well, I think he seems pretty fabulous.  I haven’t read The Hunger Games (should I?), so I don’t have any big expectations, but between his fascination with squirrels, his attitude, and the fact that he told a story involving guinea pigs, I’m already sold.  What about you guys?

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  • I have heard of The Hunger Games, but nothing more than that there is at least one book and the title. I infer from the text that vampires are involved? It would be LOVELY to see a vampire story without vampire-human romance as a major plot point. And, as always, without sparkling or self-loathing vampires.

    • Sorry Simon Jadis, no vampires in the hunger games. Just 12 teenagers pitted against each other in a fight to the death. Of course there is much more to the story then that. The book series is an amazing read.

    • Nope, nothing to do with Twilight. It’s sort of Battle Royale meets 1984, very addictive and overall a quick, but excellent read.

  • Also, Liam was waaaay hotter a couple of years ago. He’s still hot now–and I wouldn’t say “no” (I’m not daft!)–but it’s remarkable how much these young actors and actresses change over the course of two or three years.

  • Read them. Excellent books, very different, thoroughly enjoyable.

    Also, this guy is adorable! Wouldn’t have thought. I think I like Miley more now. I would have assumed she’d date db’s.

  • READ THEM. I’m such a massive fan of the series. I’m absolutely in love with the books, they are brilliant, excellent. I wouldn’t have picked him but oh well.

  • Just read the first book (TWICE!!!-was so good I had to re-read . Can’t wait to read the 2nd and third.

    The first is a cross between the greek myth about Theseus & the Minotaur (which Suzanne Collins, the author of Hunger Game actually based it on) the novel “Running Man” by Stephen King & the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.

    It was an interesting mix…very well written and suspenseful…a must read. I’m almost hesitant to watch the movie….*smile*

  • I teach middle school
    there is not a kid there that I haven’t seen at one point carrying around one of the hunger games books
    it’s going to be huge

  • Read it! Quick read that you won’t want to put down. You’ll want to read the who trilogy and then reread. I just reread The Hunger Games and started my second read of Catching Fire.