Josh Hutcherson loves Jennifer Lawrence as much as we do

"The Rusted" Premiere
"The Rusted" Premiere

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.

See more "Hunger Games" pictures here.

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