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'Hunger Games' Wes Bentley: 'Lenny Kravitz has become a good friend'

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Wes Bentley has revealed that he's formed a close bond with his Hunger Games co-star Lenny Kravitz.

The actor admitted to Details he was surprised that he and the 'American Woman' rocker have so much in common.

Actor Wes Bentley

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Lenny Kravitz

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"[We] really clicked. We'd talk about acting and music, about his life in the Bahamas, hurricanes," Bentley recalled. "Also how much we love - and really miss - eating burgers."

Bentley added of his and Kravitz's love of hamburgers: "He was getting ready for a tour, so he couldn't [eat burgers], and I've been cutting back ever since I got sober."

The star also discussed his battle with drugs and alcohol, and told the magazine that meeting his wife Jacqui Swedberg helped him turn his life around.

"When I met my wife. I saw then what I have now. I saw life," Bentley revealed. "We met through a mutual friend, and all of us went to an Iron Maiden concert, which is so romantic. Eddie the Head (the band's mascot) just brings people together.

"It still took me a while to get sober after that, but the switch had happened. We were long-distance for a while, and I'd try to be sober for her, but I ended up withdrawing with her - and I hated that. That's when I told her everything. She wasn't mad. She wanted to help."

Bentley and Swedberg welcomed their first child, a son named Charlie, in 2010.

The Hunger Games opens on March 23 in the US and the UK.

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