Liam Hemsworth’s Brother Chris Inspired Him to Trim Down for ‘Hunger Games’ Role
In an interview with the magazine, the Australian actor (who is dating Miley Cyrus) revealed that a converastion with his bro (who played Thor in this summer’s blockbuster hit) said something that really resonated with him:
Liam told the interviewer: “In this one, for me, it was more about losing weight. He’s a pretty poor person.” To which he then added:
“Everyone’s pretty hungry, so I wanted to look a little hungry. [My] brother said to me before I started shooting — he texted me and said something about me putting on weight. But basically his point was that it was called Hunger Games, not Eating Games. That was a wake-up call. I was like, Are you calling me fat or something?”
He also poked a bit of fun at his buff brother, (who seriously bulked up to play the superhero Thor):
“Yup, yup. He got big. He’s a freak.”
Aw, brotherly love.
Hunger Games, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, and if you haven’t got into the Games yet, here’s the film’s official synopsis: “Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which ‘Tributes’ must fight with one another until one survivor remains.”
It hits theaters on March 23. Are you excited? Let us know in the comments!