Josh Hutcherson 'Excited' to Move Beyond 'Hunger Games' With DJing and Filmmaking
By Alicia Quarles
When Josh Hutcherson decided to make a short film, he
didn't have to mount a wide search to find his female co-star: He leaned on his Hunger Games buddy, Jena Malone.
“I couldn’t believe she said yes,” Hutcherson told ET.
“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.’”
The two play brother and sister in The Rusted, which is part of Howard and Canon's Project Imagination. It's about siblings who encounter some scary scenarios as they renovate the house they grew up in.
“The fans are so supportive and passionate. Even when I’m tired, jet lagged or sick, you walk on to the red carpet and they give you so much love. It’s really sweet," she said. "It’s more preparing to be sad."
Hutcherson also has mixed feelings about the end of the blockbuster saga.
“It’s sad to not be on set anymore with these people. We are all still really close friends,” he said. “At the same time, I’m excited to move onto the next thing. It’s been half a decade of my life on these movies.”
And the next thing for Hutcherson may not even be films. For his birthday on Oct. 12, his mom bought him a turntable, which inspired him to go to DJing school.
“That is my new hardcore hobby,” he said. “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.”