‘I have to try and keep my cool,’ the singer/songwriter told MTV News about her excitement over boyfriend Liam Hemsworth’s new movie.
Katniss Everdeen might be the girl who set Gale Hawthorne’s heart ablaze, but the man who plays the heroine’s fellow District 12 denizen — Australian actor Liam Hemsworth — has a love life sparked by a different flame.
We’re talking about none other than Hemsworth’s longtime girlfriend Miley Cyrus, of course, who hit the “Hunger Games” world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday (March 12) in full force to support her boyfriend’s work on the film. Though Miley herself isn’t a well-studied “Hunger Games” fan, she has some good reasons to have stayed away from the source material until the big premiere.
“I’ve only read through them with Liam when he was working on [the movie],” Cyrus told MTV News about her familiarity with the “Hunger Games” books. “I tried to keep it pretty separate and not turn myself into too much of a fan. But it’s going to be hard probably; after watching this film, I’m going to be dying to see the next two. But I have to try and keep my cool!”
But even without having read the “Hunger Games,” Cyrus can’t entirely escape the fanfare surrounding the Gary Ross-directed movie. Even she has a specific scene she can’t wait to see — and surprisingly, it has absolutely nothing to do with Liam.
“There’s this scene with [lead actress Jennifer Lawrence] when she comes out in this amazing dress when they present her; that’s the one thing I know,” said Cyrus, referring to Katniss’ famous “girl on fire” appearance. “I know [the whole movie] is not about that, but I can’t wait to see that part! I’m dying over it already. I know that’s the silliest girl thing and nobody is probably looking forward to that dress except me.”
Cyrus is definitely not the only person looking forward to the girl on fire, but despite her budding fandom, don’t expect the “Hannah Montana” star to catch fire herself anytime soon. When asked, Cyrus said there’s very little chance that fans will see her in “Catching Fire” or “Mockingjay,” the planned follow-ups to this year’s “Hunger Games.”
“I don’t think so,” she answered when asked about whether or not she’d appear in a sequel. “I don’t think so!”
Why all the Miley Cyrus hate out there?
Talk to anyone who’s worked with the starlet and they’ll tell you…
She’s not the irresponsible wild child that so many want to believe.
“I have to say I had a couple of great conversations with her,” Gina Gershon, who worked with Cyrus in the upcoming indie comedy LOL, told me the other day at South by Southwest. “I felt she was grounded and smart and very down to earth…She has a good head on her shoulders. So she’s out having a good time. How old is she?”
LOL, about a girl navigating high school, costars Twilight’s Ashley Greene and Demi Moore.
While LOL may be teen-friendly, Gershon’s SXSW flick, Killer Joe, is something quite different. The black comedy, also starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, was slapped with an NC-17 rating last month. They’re appealing to try to get an R in time for its summer release.
“I hope it doesn’t have an NC-17 because I really want people to see it,” Gershon said. “People just need to know it’s a very intense R. It’s a very intense, emotional and visceral film.”
Australian hunk Liam Hemsworth admits that having his brother Chris Hemsworth and girlfriend Miley Cyrus does help when it comes to navigating Hollywood. But he is quick to point out that this does not make it easier to get roles.
“It’s definitely nice to have people around me like [my brother] and my girlfriend, who have experienced it before,” said Liam on an interview for Flaunt magazine.
“To ask them questions, it definitely makes it easier in that sense. It doesn’t make it any easier getting roles. It’s just me in the room when I’m meeting directors and reading with directors.”
The younger Hemsworth follows the lead of his brother Chris, who gained international popularity playing the Norse god/superhero “Thor.”
Liam first gained international exposure after starring opposite Miley Cyrus in the romantic movie the “The Last Song”. Prior to his movie with Cyrus, Liam appeared in the hit Australian soap opera, “Neighbours” as Josh Taylor.
But having a brother and a girlfriend who are famous in their own right does not guarantee a steady flow of work for Liam. In fact, he was recently cut out of the second installment of “The Expendables”.
“I got a call from [Sylvester] Stallone… It was a really surreal moment. Two weeks later, we found out that the script got rewritten.”
But it’s not all bad news for the 22-year-old actor. He will be next seen in the film adapation of “The Hunger Games” as Gale Hawthorne who appears in three novels in the series. Liam will also play Ali Baba in “Arabian Nights,” set for release in 2014.
‘The Hunger Games’ star opens up about taking care of his girl when she is attacked by the media and fans — he’s the most supportive boyfriend ever!
Liam Hemsworth is madly in love with Miley Cyrus, and now he’s talking about how he takes care of her when she faces her countless critics!
Liam, 22, took to syndicated radio program The Bert Show and ended up speaking about Miley, 19, and how he helps her dodge irate fans.
“We have a pretty supportive relationship,” he said. “We’re always supportive of each other’s careers and we both know how we feel about each other. We have a great support system.”
He also spoke about how he got involved with Miley initially.
“We met on The Last Song and it’s still going,” he said. “I think going into it, it wasn’t the goal for that to happen but we just got closer and closer through the shoot and it just kind of happened.”
Miley Cyrus is once again tangling with the paparazzi. The young starlet, who doesn’t seem to catch a break when it comes to the tabloid photographers, was being photographed on Saturday. With the publicity around the former Hannah Montana star, it isn’t any doubt she sometimes finds people are too close, especially when hauling around the cameras.
“Today I told a paparazzi to get a real job and he said you too. Hahahahahaha,” wrote Miley Cyrus on her official Twitter stream.”
The fans response to the star has always been supportive. “That’s sad,” wrote one fan in response while another commented that “some people really suck.” Miley Cyrus is known to be a huge draw for the paparazzi, the entertainer doesn’t seem to get a break and her audience knows it. In response to her getting hassled the fans definitely shared how much they love Cyrus, no matter what she gets told by the older people professional stalking her.
One of the reasons why Miley Cyrus is so popular with the tabloids is she currently isn’t in any major shows or movies. A lull in her career timing, the photographers follower her around to see if they can show what she is doing during her regular daily life.