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In ‘The Expendables 2’ you play a new member to “The Expendables” team, Billy the Kid. Can you tell us about Billy when we meet him in the film?

Liam Hemsworth: Sure. Billy the Kid, he’s the new young gun “Expendable” in the group. He’s been trained as a sniper, he’s been in the army for three years. When we meet him in the film he’s just left the army, and “The Expendables” were looking for a new person for the group and he got the job. He’s a good kid, he’s a really good sniper. I’ve got a security guard friend who’s an ex-sniper, so I asked him a lot of questions about his missions, what he had been on, what it was like, what we wears, just the frame of mind and those kinds of things. That was kind of my research I guess, it was more about being really healthy and fit. I was running a lot, keeping it really militant I guess (laughs).

Billy the Kid has a great dynamic with Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross. Billy sort of sees Barney as a mentor and Barney really admires Billy because of his talent and his positive outlook…..

Liam Hemsworth: Definitely, Sylvester Stallone’s character Barnie Ross and Bill the Kid are similar, they’re both good guys who want to take down bad guys. They feel like they’re the best people to do it if someone’s going to do it, you know? Barney Ross is sort of like a father figure to Billy the Kid, he sees Billy as the new generation that he’s got to look after and train, they have a great affection for each other.They’re different because Billy basically comes to the realisation that he doesn’t want to do this for the rest of his life. It’s not that he doesn’t want to end up like these guys in “The Expendables”, I think he wants to have a real life, spend time with his girlfriend. And I think Barney understands that, he sees a guy full of hope and aspiration.

What was it like working with this cast stacked full of action-movie heroes, in the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, who plays this menacing villain?

Liam Hemsworth: Jean-Claude Van Damme, he looks evil in the film, so menacing. I shot for a couple days with him and he’s a scary looking guy (laughs). I got kicked by him on one take when he wasn’t supposed to kick me (laughs), but I think that was more of a gift from him – it’s one of the most famous kicks you’ll ever get (laughs). It was a present from him, in a weird way. I was honoured to be kicked by him. Its been pretty incredible working with all of these guys, I watched all of their movies when I was a kid: Sylvester Stallone’s movies, ‘Rocky’ and Rambo,’ the ‘Terminator’ movies, ‘Die Hard‘ and Bruce Willis‘ movies, Van-Dammes’ movies. It’s pretty weird to be on a set with all of them at once, hanging out and chatting like your chatting to anybody. But it’s awesome, they’re honestly just the nicest guys. There wasn’t the testosterone or ego you might expect on a set like that. Everyone was so cool and professional.

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in Marie Claire (September).

  • On her engagement ring: “I had no input. We’d been kind of talking about [getting engaged], and I saw something like it online at one point and thought it was really pretty, but I usually wear rose gold. I just love that it’s old and has a story. And I’m happy because it doesn’t look like anything else I wear.”
  • On getting engaged at a young age: “Life is too short not to be with the person you want to be with. I don’t really care about the wedding or the piece of paper as much as I do the promise we’ve made to each other. And we want to have a long engagement.”
  • On her fiancé Liam: “Liam and I have a really good relationship . . . neither of us is superjealous. We know each other and would never do anything to hurt each other.”

Source: Popsugar

admin • August 8,2012

talks Gale Hawthorne, filming Catching Fire and what’s next for him.

Congratulations on your award – What would you like to say to those who voted for you?

“Huge thank you to all the people who voted for me. I feel very fortunate to receive this award.”

Where will you keep your award?

“Under my pillow.”

Why do you think Gale made such an impression on audiences?

“Gale is a good person trying to find a way to stop bad people. And for the most part he has other people’s wellbeing before his own which I think makes him likeable.”

What scenes/moments are you looking forward to filming in Catching Fire? What can fans expect of Gale?

“I think just watching the different relationships become more complex will be great to see. I’m really looking forward to the part of the stories where Gale gets to fight back.”

What’s next for you?

“I’ve just wrapped on Empire State and am about to start on Paranoia. I have a few different things coming that I’m really excited about. Life’s good! Can’t complain about anything!”

Source: Total Film

admin • August 8,2012

Liam Hemsworth talks Miley, addiction, style, and getting an unexpected kick in the chest from Jean-Claude Van Damme during the filming of ‘The Expendables 2’

On Cyrus: “An extremely strong, intelligent, supportive person.”

On his red-carpet style: “I like suits that are fitted. And I usually stick to grays, whites, and blacks.”

On Cyrus’ opinion of him in a suit: “All women think men look good in suits. To be honest, I like the way they look too.”

On the star-studded cast of The Expendables 2: “There wasn’t the testosterone or ego you might expect on a set like that. Everyone was so cool and professional.”

On the moment when Jean-Claude Van Damme unexpectedly kicked him in the chest during the filming of The Expendables 2: “It was a present from him, in a weird way. I was honored to be kicked by him.”

On his grueling workouts with a Navy SEAL and following the Paleo Diet to prepare for his role in The Hunger Games: “My character was spending most of his life in a state of hunger, and I wanted to get a sense of that, physically and mentally.”

On training for The Hunger Games: “I literally had to wait a half hour after each session before I drove anywhere, I had to lay on the ground until I could breathe properly again.”

On changing his diet to prepare for The Hunger Games:“It was tough because I’m an eater. If I have one addiction in life, it’s probably food.”

On the occasional Krispy Kreme binge: “You gotta get, like, 24 and eat all of them. I lose my mind. Go crazy. Krispy Kreme fever!”

On his older brothers Luke and Chris: “I used to wear my brothers’ hand-me-downs, which were all too big on me.”

On his hair as a teenager: “I used to have an afro — like Will Ferrell in Semi-Pro. It was bleached blond from the sun. I was tall and awkward. I was not cool.”

On his friends: “Ninety percent of my best friends back home are plumbers, electricians, builders, or landscapers. Most of our dads worked in trades.”

On confronting death while surfing: “The fear of dying? That’s part of the fun of it. The adrenaline you get from surfing big waves. I’ve seen a shark before. You get the worst wipeouts when you’re not expecting it.”

On boxing, his cur­rent sport of choice: “I love going to the gym, sweating, running around, feeling like I’m having a heart attack. I like the physical side of boxing — it’s fun to punch a bag for 20 minutes — but I also feel mentally strong when I box, I feel good in my own body.”


admin • July 7,2012

The 22-year-old said that his 19-year-old wife-to-be has “had a positive effect” on him dressing better and gushed that she is “an extremely strong, intelligient, support person.”

While preparing for his role in the blockbuster hit ‘The Hunger Games’, Liam revealed that he had to embark on a tough diet to slim down by 20lbs for the role, just a month before filming.

“It was tough, because I’m an eater,” Liam told the magazine, before adding that the diet had left him “in a really bad mood, with short attention span and short fuse.”

He then added: “If I have one addiction in life, it’s probably food.”

And while Miley has been shedding the pounds as part of her new regime, Liam has revealed that he’s got a major love for Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

“You’ve got to have, like, 24 and eat all of them,” he says. “I lose my mind, go crazy – Krispy Kreme fever!”

Well, Liam does not look like a man driven crazy by doughnuts – he hides it well!

Here are some behind the scenes images of the photoshoot…

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Known for playing sensitive good guys in The Hunger Games and The Last Song (where he met his fiancée Miley Cyrus), the youngest Hemsworth is looking to challenge his brother Chris- aka Thor- for action hero primacy. As an ex-sniper who goes by the name of Billy the Kid, Hemsworth joins the grizzled mercenary crew reuniting fo this months Expendables 2. The combat newbie is in good hands, rubbing shoulders with a cast of experienced skull-crackers like Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone. 

InStyle: You moved to L.A. from Australia three years ago. What’s one of your favorite things about America?

Liam: Southern accents. Whenever I go to Nashville or am around my fiancée’s family, I just end up talking like them. I love the South in general. There’s a lot of deep fried food, and the people really remind me of Australians- very laid back.

InStyle: A buff action star who chows down on fried food?! what else do you eat?

Well, if I’m losing or gaining weight for a role, I try to stick to a Paleo diet- meat, vegetables, and fruit, nothing processed- and adjust the amounts. Othewise, when I’m in New York, all I can think about is pepperoni pizza. I love the New York-style thin crust. I don’t cook that much anymore, but I like doing stir-fries and pastas, or I’ll coat shrimp with shredded coconut and fry them in coconut oil.

InStyle: Again with the frying!

Liam: I cook a bunch of things in coconut oil. I feel it’s healthier than other oils. I’d never seen it until I got to the U.S.

InStyle: You’re an amateur chef- a girl’s dream. Describe your ideal woman.

Liam: My fiancée. She’s extremely happy and has a sense of humor about life. And she has taught me you can step back and not take everything so seriously. Happy, positive, fun- those qualities are good in anyone.

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