"I followed my brothers into acting"

7 years ago

Hollywood actor Liam Hemsworth, who got his first big break with much anticipated film "Hunger Games", says acting was never his first choice and he followed his brothers into acting.


The 22-year-old says his elder brothers Luke and Chris, who have a well off career in Hollywood, were the main reason he took up acting.


"I used to like drama and also acted in a few skits and plays. However as time passed by my interest in acting developed even more and I followed my brothers into acting, "Liam said.


The actor also says the comparisons drawn between him and his brothers don't bother him and he takes it as an opportunity to learn from them.


"One often seem to compare when ones siblings are of the same profession but for me it's a chance to learn as I am the youngest so it gives me that much more to learn from Chris & Luke," he added.


Liam, who is paired opposite actress Jennifer Lawrence in the film "Hunger Games", says although he was nervous doing the stunts, he enjoyed the experience. The film released in India yesterday by Top Entertainment.


"I think the others experienced a little more than I did. I enjoyed doing the stunts. When I was there, for the most part, it was ridiculously hot. We were shooting in a beautiful place, out in the woods in Ashville, these great mountains.


But when I was there it was just really hot. However it was a great experience," he added. Based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins, the film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson.


"I heard about the book about a year before the films  went ahead. I didn't read them until I heard the film was going ahead, then I read the books and loved them. I got called to come and read with Gary Ross and got along with him really well and really enjoyed everything he had to say about the project.


"Then a week later I came in and read with Jennifer ? she was great too; I really got along with her, she's an amazing actress. Really, really easy to work with. And then we started filming," Liam said.


The actor, who is more in the limelight for dating singer-actress Miley Cyrus rather than his work, says the gossip and paparazzi doesn't affect him as long as he is fair towards his work.


"I cant help it if the media wants to highlight my personal life more than my professional life but as long as I am doing well for myself professionally it doesn't bother me much. I like being open about things so there is less chances for rumors and gossips. Well with time and experience one gets used to the paparazzi and all the attention," he added.


On being asked if he has seen any Bollywood film, Liam said, "Bollywood is colourful cinema with a lot of dance and songs however I cannot recollect any names." PTI


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