Love knows no boundaries when it comes to blockbuster film franchises.
Star of “The Hunger Games” films, actor Josh Hutcherson, recently revealed his longtime crush on former “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson this week. According to the 21-year-old actor, the native British beauty is his dream girl. “I love Emma Watson. I’m dying to meet her,” Hutcherson told MTV UK Sunday.
While the duo isn’t an item (yet!), Hutcherson did reveal that he has made attempts to kindle a romantic relationship with the 23-year-old star. “I tried to get my manager to call, like, ‘Er, could you like call Emma’s manager and see if we could, like, meet or something?’” said Hutcherson, who confirmed the duo has yet to cross paths. “It hasn’t happened yet. One day, fingers crossed!” he added.
Despite Hutcherson’s romantic plea, he is still reportedly attached to his “Paradise Lost” co-star, actress Claudia Traisac, and Watson has been with boyfriend Will Adamowicz since 2011. According to a report from Star magazine in July, the duo is even considering taking the plunge. “Emma feels ready to take the next step,” said a source, who claimed the actress had already started searching for the perfect engagement ring.
While the duo is allegedly planning to tie the knot, Hutcherson does have an edge if Watson ever decides to split from her college sweetheart. Watson revealed during an interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2012 that despite growing up in the United Kingdom, dating American men is a strong possibility for her future.
“English guys are very well put together. They dress really well and they are very well mannered. But they are also very restrained,” said Watson, who said she enjoyed American men after moving to Rhode Island to attend Brown University in 2009. “They're very like open and very straight-forward, but they wear flip-flops, and I don't know if I like that,” she said.
This isn’t the first time Hutcherson has hinted at the possibility of dating another famous face. The Kentucky-based actor previously made headlines for commenting on his feelings for his “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” co-star Jennifer Lawrence. “I’d say there’s a natural stirring that happens in your body,” said Hutcherson when discussing kissing the Oscar winner on screen. “If you’re in the moment and you’re in the scene, then whatever naturally happens is what’s supposed to happen.”