During an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Josh Hutcherson was asked about doing kissing scenes with Jennifer Lawrence, and the celebrity sites and blogs latched onto it. Did you hear that, Hunger Games fans? There’s a Katniss/Peeta kissing scene, oooooooooooh! That oughta get you guys goin’.
GIVE US A BREAK!
For one, can we please remember that The Hunger Games is a trilogy of books that have been out for years? If you truly want to know what’s going to happen in the movies, all you gotta do is read the book, or for the lazy, Google it. Given that HG actors are saying that Catching Fire is a pretty faithful adaptation, it would be highly unlikely that there wouldn’t be a kissing scene (or even several) with Katniss and Peeta since it’s the book where their relationship essentially blossoms. Oh yeah, and they’re in the middle of an orchestrated public engagement.
And the “natural stirrings” thing? Josh Hutcherson is not a robot. While there are different schools of thought when it comes to acting, the general idea is to, you know, seem genuine when you act, and for some actors, it’s about being in the moment. He’s playing Peeta, who has loved Katniss since he was a kid. He’s got to portray that in some way. So please stop honing in on that comment and trying to tease us with some possible Joshifer. We don’t need it, not in this franchise.
With every article like this, the media reinforces exactly what The Hunger Games is criticizing. The way they focus on the romance of the books and question possible romance between the actors almost constantly is all too reminiscent of the use of the false public romance between Katniss and Peeta to subdue Panem. Please know, entertainment news media outlets, whenever you post articles like this, Hunger Games fans are rolling their eyes at you.
You mean when two people kiss it doesn’t feel like they’re standing in line at a bank?