GL catches up with cutie Josh Hutcherson
GL: We absolutely loved you in Bridge to Terabithia (DVD out June 19 – woo hoo!). What was it like working on that project?
Josh: It was great, we had a lot of fun. It was filmed in New Zealand, so not much can go wrong when you’re filming there.
I am a big fan of Lord of the Rings. I was so excited when I found out we were getting to film there. The people who did the effects for Terabithia also did the effects for Lord of the Rings. And also our stunt coordinator did some of the stunts for Lord of the Rings as well.
Well, Jess is an artist and I’m an artist as well. I can’t draw, though, I’m really bad at drawing. I’m an actor and that’s kind of my artistic outlet. When I first started acting I got bullied and it was because they thought I was different and kinda weird, and Jess got bullied, too. But other than that I’m pretty different.
It was fun, it was hard sometimes because you had to make sure the trainers had all their stuff right and the dogs hit their marks and everything. There are a lot of variables with filmmaking already with the actors and the lights and the director and the cameras and everything, its just throwing in another variable, which makes it harder.
There were four dogs playing the one character Rex.
I did, one was named Orwin and she was the one that I was around most of the time.
Yes I’m a definite big-time pet person. I have a boxer named Easel.
It’s actually really cool because all my friends are the same, they don’t treat me any differently. I’m home-schooled still, so I don’t have to worry about jumping in out of school and I’m on the soccer team so whenever I go home I’m pretty much just a normal kid.
What’s the hardest thing about growing up in the entertainment industry?
Actually I’ve been fortunate. I’ve been able to go back to Kentucky so I’ve stayed pretty much a normal kid. One of the hardest things is to do school while filming. Every break you get you have to do school.
I love algebra. I’m good at it and the numbers just make sense to me.
I do. He’s 10—his name’s Connor. He wants to be a rocket scientist. He’s crazy smart.
I don’t like spiders. I’m not like, “Ahh spider, run!” but…
I’m really bad at that. When I go away I don’t even talk to my best friend on the phone. I’m really bad at talking on the phone.
I finished Journey to the Center of the Earth (Journey 3-D) with Brendan Fraser. It was a long shoot, but I had a great time. That comes out August 8, 2008.
AnnaSophia (Robb) and I are really good friends. But other than her, a lot of my friends are back home and I don’t spend much time in L.A. Mitchel Musso from Hannah Montana, he’s been my friend since I first started acting. We stayed at the same apartment complex when we were both living there.