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Josh Hutcherson: Peeta at the Bakery!

Josh Hutcherson: Peeta at the Bakery!

Josh Hutcherson gets into character as Peeta from The Hunger Games in this photo from Entertainment Weekly.

The 18-year-old actor, pictured standing outside a bakery, did some intense training for the upcoming film, putting on about 15 pounds of muscle in just three weeks!

PHOTO: Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth Cover Entertainment Weekly

Author Suzanne Collins sat in for Josh‘s audition and explained why he scored the coveted role.

“People may get thrown, say, by the color of an actor’s hair, or something physical,” she told the mag. “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.”

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  • ZR

    still not buying it.

  • Jenny

    He looks really good! Love all the muscles he got! It definitely shows.
    I think Josh is amazing, I was a little hesitant, but I loved him in The Kids Are Alright. He´s an amazing actor and he´s really charming.

  • http://facebook baby

    i just love him he is amazing i dont even know that hunger games is a book but i love josh and i wish to him

  • Ivana

    The Hunger Games has a strong storyline. Even if people aren´t happy with the cast, The Hunger Games will not turn out to be the next Twilight.

  • Lena

    Weren’t they little when he gave her the bread?

  • Me

    LOVED him in The Kids Are Alright!! I definitly think he can pull it off and have the charm that Peeta has in the book.
    I also have a mad girl-crush on Jennifer Lawrence and was obsessed with the books when I read them. Really looking forward to the movie!

  • http://ta slig o lambert ^_______^ cute

    what he dose

  • Xox

    He was really good in The Kids Are Alright. I don’t see why people are complaining, he looks like Peeta to me.

  • Jennica Panettiere

    To be honest, now that the author has given her say, I actually have no gripe about the casting. Having said that, I’m not familiar with the books. But if the author approves this strongly of the casting, that can’t be a bad thing. The whole story was her vision after all.

  • Sharyn

    He looks hott and everthing. LOVE the pic but why is his hair so dark?

  • Me(:

    The boy with the bread..CAN’T FUK**NG WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE ANYMORE

  • Hayley

    Ok I really love this.
    If I thought he was gonna look this good as Peeta, I never would have complained…

  • http://fourleafcloverblog.com Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

    I love that the author, Suzanne Collins, was actually part of the casting. Makes me look forward to this movie that much more.

  • Kar

    Im getting used to him, but in the entertainment weekly shoot he had blonde hair, and now he has brown??

  • Kar

    Im getting used to him as Peeta, but in this photo he has brown hair and on the cover of entertainment weekly he has blonde, so Im confused

  • Kar

    woops posted twice..

  • blah

    TAKE UR SHIRT OFF BOY!

  • Jake

    @baby:

    The hunger games IS a book and it is THE BEST BOOK. READ IT, YOULL LOVE IT LIKE CRAZY.

  • TeamPeeta

    I love Josh as Peeta! I think he’s perfect for the role, and he is my favorite actor! Great job Josh!:)

  • Kayla

    Sheewww he’s hot and he is great for this role!!(: If the movie is as good as tha book then imma be blown away!<3

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