Ellen: ‘Hunger Games’ Star Liam Hemsworth Punk’d By Miley Cyrus

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Ellen: Liam Hemsworth

The worldwide phenomenon The Hunger Games is now in theaters, and one of its stars, Liam Hemsworth, sat down to reflect on the whirlwind of attention accompanying the movie’s release.

Based on the popular book series, The Hunger Games is set in a dystopian future where teens must fight to the death in a nationally televised competition.

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Liam Hemsworth plays the character Gale, one of the movie’s young heartthrobs.

“When we signed up, it wasn’t nearly as big as what it’s become,” he said of all the buzz surrounding the film.

Ellen: Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth has been overwhelmed by fan response to his role in 'The Hunger Games.' (Helga Esteb/Shutterstock.com)

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Liam Hemsworth: The Hunger Games

The movie is designed to stay true to the books it’s based on, and Liam said that everyone involved read the books before they got involved with the project.

He and his castmates have been traveling the world to promote the movie, which fans everywhere seem to be so passionate about.

Liam said that he has met some crazy fans, and one even asked him to sign their collarbone. Ellen wondered how he is handling the sudden attention of being involved in this high profile project.

“It’s a little overwhelming, but it’s really exciting at the same time,” he said. “I’m so fortunate to be a part of such a great project and a great ensemble.”

Liam Hemsworth Punk’d By Girlfriend Miley Cyrus

Liam Hemsworth is dating singer Miley Cyrus, who is involved in the new incarnation of the MTV hidden camera series Punk’d.

Ellen found out that Miley even pulled a prank on Liam, who never suspected that he would fall prey to her latest gig. The setup was that Miley discovered two naked people making out in her car and asked Liam to intervene.

This show seems like it’s right up Ellen’s alley, given all the jokes and pranks she pulls on everyone. Ellen’s friend Justin Bieber is also involved in the reboot of MTV’s Punk’d.

Liam Hemsworth Meets Fan Lauren

Lauren is a huge fan of Liam Hemsworth, and Ellen invited her out of the audience to meet her favorite actor. Ellen also presented her with a giant shirtless portrait of the actor, and asked him to sign it for Lauren. I wonder how Miley Cyrus feels about this.

The Hunger Games is in theaters everywhere now, in case you hadn’t heard. Read about stars Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, and The Hunger Games Premiere.

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