Australian actor Liam Hemsworth is set to appear in, what is likely to be the first of a very successful movie franchise, when The Hunger Games is released later this year. Liam stars in the movie as Gale Hawthorne and has been discussing how he managed to get himself into the mindset of the character before filming on the movie had begun.
Hemsworth explained, “What I thought was really interesting was and it’s one of the hardest things to think about: one of your best friends, or someone in your family, basically going off to war. And that’s kind of what happens to Gale in the first book. As much as he’s against the government and wants to stand up to them, he really is helpless.”
He added, “He can’t do anything about it. I just thought it was such a gut-wrenching kind of thought.” Liam Hemsworth will be starring in The Hunger Games alongside Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark and Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinkett. The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross and is set to hit the big screen on March 23, 2012.