Josh Hutcherson Reveals Feelings For Jennifer Lawrence; Actor Caught Kissing New Girlfriend Claudia Traisac

Star of "The Hunger Games"
Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson at the 2013 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles in January. Reuters

Actor Josh Hutcherson gave a surprisingly honest answer during a recent interview when asked what it’s like to kiss his “Hunger Games” co-star Jennifer Lawrence. The 20-year-old, who plays Lawrence’s love interest, Peeta Mellark, revealed that kissing Lawrence initiates a “natural stirring.”

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Wednesday, the actor dished on what it feels like to lock lips with the recent Oscar winner. “I’d say there’s a natural stirring that happens in your body,” said Hutcherson, whose character is currently involved in a love triangle between Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen, and co-star Liam Hemsworth’s character, Gale Hawthorne. “If you’re in the moment and you’re in the scene, then  whatever naturally happens is what’s supposed to happen,” he said.

Hutcherson, who also stars in the series’ upcoming second installment, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” said the film stays loyal to the original story, written by Suzanne Collins. “We stayed true to the book, as always,” said Hutcherson. “I think in [“Catching Fire”] the story kind of opens up a lot. There’s a lot more interesting plots to start to develop and everything kind of thickens and we sort of just up the overall feel of the movie,” he said.

Despite recently revealing feelings for his co-star, Hutcherson was spotted kissing his new girlfriend, actress Claudia Traisac, following a motorcycle ride in Los Angeles Saturday. The two met on the set of the upcoming romantic thriller “Paradise Lost,” reported JustJared.com.

See the photos of Josh Hutcherson and Claudia Traisac here.

This isn’t the first time “Hunger Games” co-stars have been romantically linked. Lawrence was rumored to be dating Hemsworth, Disney alumnus Miley Cyrus’ current fiancé, earlier this month after they were allegedly seen flirting at a press event. According to a report from In Touch, the co-stars were seen getting close during a “Catching Fire” party on May 18 in Cannes, Italy. “Liam and Jennifer were flirting all night long,” a source told the magazine. “They were giggling and couldn’t stop touching each other."

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