"Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson, who plays the Peeta point of the franchise's central Peeta-Katniss-Gale love triangle, discussed the development of that romantic dynamic in the "Catching Fire" sequel during an interview with "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" on June 19.
"I can't divulge any kind of plot details," he said, "but it's up and down. Katniss and Peeta's relationship is very complicated. It has a lot of little things that need to be worked out, but it's good. People, I think, will be very satisfied with it."
Hutcherson, for one, certainly doesn't mind locking lips with co-star Jennifer Lawrence, who plays bow-toting heroine Katniss Everdeen. "I'd say there's a natural stirring that happens in your body," the actor admitted. "If you're in the moment and you're in the scene, then naturally whatever naturally happens is what's supposed to happen."
Overall, he believes the upcoming sequel will prove to be even better than the first installment. "I think in ['Catching Fire'] the story kind of opens up a lot. There's a lot more interesting plots that start to develop and everything kind of thickens and we sort of just up the overall feel of the movie," he said.
However, he was quick to add, "[And] we stayed true to the book as always."
Especially exciting for Hutcherson this time around was being able to work with a new batch of big-name actors, such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, who signed on as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. "It was pretty incredible to work with all these guys," he gushed.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is due in theaters Nov. 22.
[via On Air with Ryan Seacrest]