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'Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson: 'I have mixed feelings on fame'

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Josh Hutcherson arrives at the premiere of The Hunger Games at the O2 in London.

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Josh Hutcherson has confessed that he is unsure how to deal with the attention he receives from The Hunger Games.

The actor, who plays Peeta Mellark in the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins's young adult dystopian trilogy, said that while he is appreciative of his increased fame, he worries about becoming overwhelmed by the pressures of being in the spotlight.

"It's a mixed feeling. It's something that every actor sort of dreams about, because, if you get to that point, that means you're successful and you get to keep on doing what you do," Hutcherson explained to Parade.

"But, at the same time, you do lose anonymity, and you start to kind of become more of this idea to people instead of a real person, which is challenging. But I'm excited about it. It's a new adventure and I'm excited to see where it takes me."

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Hutcherson also expressed his enthusiasm at having won what he considers to be a pivotal role in his career.

"I auditioned for the first time with director Gary Ross, and Suzanne Collins. I just read a few scenes. A couple of weeks later, they called me back in," he recalled.

"I had a chemistry read with Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), which was great. And then there was a painful two weeks of waiting to hear if I got the part or not. When I finally got the call, I was literally rendered speechless."

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Watch the cast and crew of The Hunger Games speaking to Digital Spy at the film's European premiere:


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