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By Kathleen Perricone
Josh Hutcherson may be a fantastic actor, but he has another passion project: basketball!
The Hunger Games star called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Monday morning to talk about the last two installments of the mega-hit franchise, as well as his The Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game, which takes place on August 8.
But before we got to that, Ryan had to ask about The Hunger Games, which will have its third film, Mockingjay — Part 1, be released this November.
“Tomorrow is our final wrap day for all the Hunger Games,” explains Josh. “One more day, and it’s a very bittersweet ending.”
And when the wrap celebration happens, he jokes, ”I think people are going to party pretty hard. They’ve been shooting this for nine months now … we started in October last year.”
As for Josh’s Celebrity Basketball Game, the 5’7″ actor — who plays for his gay-straight alliance, Straight But Not Narrow – explained how he makes it to the hoop. “It’s a low center of gravity thing, I just make it work. You’ve got to be quick … It’s the third year we’ve done this event. And it’s getting bigger and bigger every year. And so much fun every time.”
Tickets for The Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game go on sale today at 10 a.m. at Nike3On3.com.