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BY DONNA FREYDKIN

Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone and Ron Howard premiered their short thriller "The Rusted" at AOL on Thursday night. We sat down with the threesome pre-show to talk about the film, which is part of Canon's Project Imagination: The Trailer.

But another topic near and dear to Hutcherson: his friend and "Hunger Games" co-star Jennifer Lawrence recent essay in Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter about pay inequality in Hollywood.

"It was great. I think it's disgusting that we still have to say the words: women's pay. That sounds like such a screwed-up term. She always had a really loud voice. And she usually uses it to make people laugh. It's nice to see her using it to benefit people," says Hutcherson.

Adds Malone, who also co-starred in the franchise:

"It's really important. Hollywood is a microcosm of society. It's happening everywhere. It's nice when someone at the top can say, 'Hey, even me, up here,' it really does help everyone else."

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" opens Nov. 20. What was the last day of shooting like?

"People would think it might be sad but we're all friends and we stay in contact. It hasn't broken up anything. It's a weird feeling to know that almost a decade of your life has been spent doing these same characters. There's no more. That's it. It's finished. It's nice to finish it finally and move on to what's next," says Hutcherson.

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Josh Hutcherson loves Jennifer Lawrence as much as we do
Jena Malone stunned in red at the Los Angeles premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.' (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Julianne Moore arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Elizabeth Banks arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Liam Hemsworth arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross and Diana Ross arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson arrives at the 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Natalie Dormer arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Josh Hutcherson attends the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actors Liam Hemsworth (L) and Josh Hutcherson attend the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Peyton List arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' on November 17, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Singer Ashlee Simpson and Jessica Simpson (R) attend the after party the Premiere Of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Director Francis Lawrence arrives for the Premiere Of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Arrivals held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Wes Chatham and Jenn Brown arrive at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Willow Shields arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actors Sam Claflin (L) and Laura Haddock attend 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Josh Hutcherson arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Paula Malcomson arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Jessica Simpson attends the Premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Jenn Brown arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Amy Paffrath arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Meta Golding arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Jessica White arrives at the 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Bianca A. Santos arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' on November 17, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Lea Thompson arrives for the Premiere Of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Arrivals held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Actress Patina Miller arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' on November 17, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson arrives at the 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross arrives at the 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Writer Suzanne Collins attends the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Natalie Dormer arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Julianne Moore attends the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Elizabeth Banks attends the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Donald Sutherland attends the premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actors Sam Claflin (L) and Laura Haddock attend 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Costume designers Kurt and Bart attend the Premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Stef Dawson attends the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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