Josh Hutcherson Defends Jennifer Lawrence After Nude Photo Leak


Josh Hutcherson has his 'Hunger Games' co-star's back.

Josh Hutcherson has Jennifer Lawrence's back.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 star opened up about the 24-year-old actress' recent privacy breach when he stopped by the ET Canada Festival Central Lounge.

"Actually I haven't talked to her, but I just think all that stuff is so ridiculous," the 21-year-old actor told ET Canada of the set of nude photos which leaked over Labor Day weekend. "We're people too man, we just want to live, we want to be normal people, it's not fair."

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Nude photos surfaced after an alleged hacker posted them online. Hutcherson can sort of relate to the Lawrence's plight as he fell victim to his own nude scandal late last year. 

"I think everyone has their own way of getting through it," Hutcherson said. "It's something that obviously you don't want to happen to you, and it's really unfortunate that it happens. I hate the way the world views those sort of issues. It's really not fair. We're actors. We didn't get in this because we wanted scandal. We want to live our lives and be actors, and like Jen and I always say...people say, 'Well, you chose to be an actor, you are going to have to deal with this kind of thing.' Well, no. We didn't chose to have public scandal, we chose to become artists of acting and I love making movies. This is what I can do, this is what I am good at. So it's like, because this is what I am good at and this is my career means I also have to suffer on this other side? Like, it's not very fair."

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Hutcherson is busy promoting Escobar: Paradise Lost , opening November 26. Seeing as how Hutcherson was only one year old when Pablo Escobar (the focus of the film) died, he admitted that he had a lot of research to do in getting ready for the movie.

"I had actually had a positive view of Pablo Escobar," said Hutcherson, who knew mostly about the former drug lord's charitable efforts. "I didn't know the extent of which his malice extended. It was pretty intense."