Josh Hutcherson on His Long-Distance Relationship: It's 'Frustrating' but 'We Make It Work'
The Hunger Games actor opens up about his low-key love life and being followed by crazy fans
Sorry, ladies, but Josh Hutcherson is very taken.
In his cover interview for the November issue of DuJour magazine, Hutcherson finally opens up about his relationship: In his two years of dating Spanish actress Claudia Traisac, the private Hunger Games actor has publicly spoken about their relationship just a handful of times.
“There’s a lot of traveling, a lot of Skype,” he says of his long-distance relationship – Traisac is currently filming a TV show in Spain. “I feel like I’m with you because I’m seeing you and we’re talking, but also you’re a f—— screen. It’s very frustrating.”
But it’s not all bad: “It’s kind of cool. We’re doing this international thing. We’re young, we make it work,” Hutcherson, 23, says. He regularly visits Traisac in Madrid and he shares that the pair may spend the next summer together in New York.
There’s another type of devotion in his life as well – that of Hunger Games superfans to their beloved Peeta Mellark.
“I was shooting in Cincinnati and I woke up one morning to go to work. I walked to my car. And literally sitting on the ground sleeping front of my car – huddled up in hoodies and blankets – were two 12- or 13-year-old girls and their mom,” Hutcherson remembers. “They popped up like a f—— Jack-in-the-Box. They said they’d been waiting there for hours and hours for me to come out. I was like, this is not right.”
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It’s unclear if the upcoming release of Mockingjay – Part 2, the last film in the Hunger Games franchise, will bring with it an end to these alarming fan encounters, but, regardless, Hutcherson is already looking forward to the next phase of his career.
“I like to be driven by projects and stories and characters as opposed to strategic career moves,” he says. “We’ll see how that turns out. But I’d rather go broke and never work again instead of doing movies that I didn’t want to make because of a career path.”