MTV Act caught up with Josh Hutcherson at the 2012 Do Something Awards (He's nominated) over the weekend about his charity, Straight But Nor Narrow and a bit about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Do Something Awards will air tomorrow night, Tuesday August 21st at 9:00 PM on VH1.
ACT: You are nominated for Male Film Star at VH1′s Do Something Awards for your work with Straight But Not Narrow. (Congrats!) Tell us a little why you are so passionate about this cause! What does it mean to you?
JOSH: I have always believed in standing up for what I believe in and I believe that everyone deserves the right to love whoever they love no matter who they are. SBNN is great because it reaches out to the straight community to spread the word about rising up and saying you have the right to be you.
ACT: Straight But Not Narrow is an organization you work very closely with. Why do you feel it is so important for straight guys like you to take a stand?
JOSH: I think it’s important because I want the LGBT community to know they have allies in the straight community. I also feel that the most hate is perpetuated by the straight community so I think reaching out to the “haters” is important. I try to broaden people’s horizons.
ACT: Can you give us any hints of what’s in store for Peeta fans with the next “Hunger Games” film, “Catching Fire.”
JOSH: I can’t really give away anything awesome yet. Just that the script kicks ass and I love all the new cast members and I’m stoked to get started.
You can read the entire interview HERE.