Josh Hutcherson plays the soft-spoken Peeta Melark alongside Jennifer Lawrence‘s Katniss in The Hunger Games, and he always seemed to be… not acting in that role. He seemed quiet and sweet but a bit corny, and he still does to this day, bless him. Following suit, he made a statement of sorts about JLaw’s nude picture leak, saying simply that it’s “not fair” because stars are people too, you guys.
From ET Canada:
“Actually I haven’t talked to her but I just think all that stuff is so ridiculous,” the actor says of the set of nude celebrity photos which leaked over Labour Day weekend. “We’re people too man, we just want to live, we want to be normal people, it’s not fair.”
Hutcherson, who has been acting since he was 9-years-old, provided insight into how Lawrence might be dealing with the scandal and elaborates on the loss of privacy that comes with fame. “It’s something you obviously don’t want to happen to you and its really unfortunate that it happens but, I don’t know, I hate the way the world sort of views those sorts of issues,” he explains. “I think everyone has their own way of getting through it… It’s really truly not fair.”
I suppose it’s probably uncomfortable to be asked about something so personal that has zero to do with you but that you’re expected to have an opinion on because you know the person it DOES have to do with, so I can see why he came across as a bit of a bumbling idiot, but I would just have said before cameras started rolling, “Yo, don’t ask me about that shit.” People do it all the time! Save yourself the embarrassment, Josh.