Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson Dazzle in Sydney (PHOTOS)

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What happens when two of the hottest stars in young Hollywood — one who’s made a name for herself for quite a while and one who is about to have an absolutely monstrous years — walk a red carpet together for a new movie they’re starring in? Magic, people — magic happens.

Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens worked it like pros at the Sydney premiere for Journey 2 on Tuesday. With Vanessa showing a bit of skin thanks to a plunging neckline in a curve-hugging red dress and Josh in a fairly standard gray suit, the duo smiled, posed and made their way into the premiere of the film, which also stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

On Monday, Hudgens and Hutcherson had a bit of an awkward moment during an interview on Australian TV when a reporter asked them how long they had been dating. The two were romantically linked briefly after they wrapped filming of Journey, but since then have remained friends. After exchanging a puzzled look at each other, Josh explained that the two simply enjoy each other’s company as pals nowadays.

Hutcherson is set to blow up big time in 2012 thanks to his role as Peeta in The Hunger Games, which is set to be released on March 23. We recently spoke with Josh not just about HG, but also a little bit about himself so that fans (and potential crushes) could get to know a little bit more about him. Josh candidly told us a trick to winning his heart:

For me it’s all about being true to yourself and being real. I think if a girl tries to be something she’s not to try to make you think otherwise of her, then that’s just unattractive. I’d much rather be with somebody that’s naturally who they are.

Watch the full interview below!