“I don’t want to be the actor who’s like, ‘Yeah, man, the role is so me.’ But it is!” Hutcherson excitedly explained to E.W. “I am Peeta. His humility, his self-deprecating humor, his way he can just talk to anybody in any room.”
“People may get thrown off by, say, the color of an actor’s hair,” “But I tell you, if Josh had been bright purple and had six-foot wings and gave that audition, I’d have been like, ‘Cast him! We can work around the wings.’ He was that good.” — Suzanne Collins
“On first glance he’s such a hunk that it’s easy to just sort of ascribe a hunk-like simplicity to him,” dished the director. “But this is a phenomenally subtle actor.” — Gary Ross
“There is a brother-sister quality to them which I think is actually great for the dynamic in the relationship,” “For Katniss, Peeta is an acquired taste…not the hot guy that she’s into in the beginning.” —Gary Ross
“We have this fake dummy on the set, this really gnarled-up, scary-looking thing,” “The other day I put it in her bathroom trailer, and she told me she actually peed her pants, she was so scared. I’m sure she’s going to pay me back.” — Josh and his prank on Jennifer!