However, the 19-year-old Kentuckian bagged his dream part last year when he was cast as Peeta Mellark in the big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins's best-selling novel about a televised tournament in which children from a post-apocalyptic America's 12 districts must fight to the death.
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Speaking to Digital Spy, Hutcherson admitted that he was "so nervous" when auditioning for the role of Peeta, a baker's son who falls for Jennifer Lawrence's heroine Katniss Everdeen.
Of his Oscar-nominated co-star Lawrence, Hutcherson said: "She's an incredible actress, I loved her in Winter's Bone and everything I've seen her in. For me she was the perfect casting and I couldn't imagine anybody else playing Katniss."
The actor confessed that plans are already afoot to film sequel Catching Fire this autumn.
The Hunger Games opens in cinemas on March 23.
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