Josh Hutcherson: “I’m Going to Miss Gary Ross. I Think Francis Lawrence is a Very Talented Director”


Josh Hutcherson holds his GLAAD Award high over the weekend.

The 19-year-old was honored with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. Josh’s bff Avan Jogia founded Straight But Not Narrow and Josh began working with the anti-bullying campaign. He is the youngest recipient to ever win the Vanguard Award.

“This is what my family is most proud of and the same for me,” he told E! News. “Acting is one thing, but actually trying to change the world and the way people think to make people’s lives better? That’s the stuff I’m most proud of.”

Josh also caught up with Access Hollywood at the event to talk about the director change for Catching Fire. “I’m going to miss Gary Ross — he was my guy on that movie,” Josh said. “You know, I think he really brought a lot to the movie.” And in regards to Francis Lawrence, Josh said, “I think he’s a very talented director.”

PS. Did you know Josh named his new puppy Driver because he is obsessed with the movie Drive? Fun fact!

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