It was a love-fest when Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song) and Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) learned they'd landed the roles of Gale and Peeta, respectively. The guys first met after Hutcherson worked with Hemsworth's big brother, Chris, on an upcoming remake of Red Dawn. Says Hutcherson, ''I sent him a text: 'Dude, we have The Hunger Games! I'm so stoked, man, this is awesome!'''
Hutcherson and Lawrence have become playful friends, but he's a little concerned about the payback she might give him for a prank he played on her. ''I'm sure she's going to pay me back,'' says Hutcherson. ''I'm just terrified because she's someone I can see taking it to the next level, and somebody could get hurt.''
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Hemsworth and Hutcherson may be rivals on screen, but they bonded hard during their weeks on set together. ''I think it's going to blow people's minds when they see that Peeta and Gale are actually best friends in real life,'' says Hutcherson.