We just chatted with Josh Hutcherson, who stars as Nod in the upcoming animated movie Epic. He gave us the inside scoop on the film, which features an all-star cast including Amanda Seyfried, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler and BeyoncÃ©. Check out our exclusive interview below and be sure to see the movie when it opens in theaters on May 24:
Why should Twist readers go see Epic? I think one of the things that would draw a lot of audiences is the look of the movie. It's so beautiful -- it's cool to see Mother Nature come to life on another level. And it's a coming of age story. Your readers are at that age [where] they're trying to find themselves and that's what my character Nod is going through. He's trying to find his place and how he fits in the world, so it's very relatable.
What makes you similar or different from your character? I think I share that central, kind of free-spirit attitude with Nod -- and doing things your own way. But I think [Nod is] a little irresponsible. I've been an actor since I was nine years old, I've had a lot more responsibilities that kids don't have. So I've grown to luckily be pretty responsible, so we're pretty different in that respect.
If we took you and planted you into the world of Epic how would you do? Not too bad. I love being outside; I love the wilderness; I love camping and hiking and as a kid, I always used my imagination to create other worlds outside. I think that I'd fit in to the Epic world quite nicely. Are you excited see Epic? Let us know in the comments!
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