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!”
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