Interview tease: 'The Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson

Actor Josh Hutcherson attends The Hunger Games U.S. Mall Tour Kick-Off at Westfield Century City

Actor Josh Hutcherson attends The Hunger Games U.S. Mall Tour Kick-Off at Westfield Century City (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Lionsgate)

Today I spoke with Josh Hutcherson, who stars as Peeta in the just-a-bit-anticipated big screen version of "The Hunger Games." The full interview will post the week of the film's March 23 opening, but here's a taste.

“We wanted to give him a little bit more balls,” Hutcherson said of his character. “The cave scene where Peeta’s admitting his love to Katniss, in the book it can come across a little sappy. We wanted it to come across as, ‘I’m gonna die. I need to tell you how I feel.’”

On a scale of 1 to 1 zillion, how excited are you for the movie?

Click here for fan photos from the afternoon's mall event in Aurora and here for the report from the mall.

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