Liam Hemsworth: Josh Hutcherson and I Bonded Over Throwing Up White Castle Burgers
Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson may play romantic rivals in The Hunger Games, but in real life, the actors are as thick as thieves -- and it's all thanks to Harold, Kumar, and a magical little place called White Castle. Chatting with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Monday, Aug. 12, Hemsworth, 23, revealed how he and his costar, 20, bonded after a trip to the famed fast food chain.
"I watched a lot of American films," the Australian actor told Kimmel of growing up Down Under. "A particular film that had a real impact on me as a teenager was Harold & Kumar [Go to White Castle]. It had a deep impact on me."
"I think when it came out, I was 16 or 17, and my friends watched it religiously. It was like a bible. We didn't even know that White Castle was real then," he said. "We didn't have it in Australia, and we assumed that it was made up for this movie. And it wasn't until I came to the States that I found out that White Castle was a real place."
Unfortunately for Hemsworth, there are no White Castles in Southern California. "I spent the first year talking about it to people," he told Kimmel of moving to Hollywood. "I said, 'Let's find a White Castle!' And there's none in L.A. -- here, they're all in the South and on the East Coast."
As luck would have it, though, Hemsworth had to go to Nashville, Tenn., to film The Hunger Games, which put him in prime White Castle territory. "When I shot the first Hunger Games, Josh Hutcherson took me to his place in Kentucky...and he said there was a White Castle right by his house," Miley Cyrus' on-again beau explained to Kimmel.
"So we planned on going there, and we bought three or four of these briefcases of White Castle burgers," Hemsworth continued. "We took them back to his house, and we ate them. And then, about a half an hour later -- this was our first real bonding experience, me and Josh, this is when we became good friends -- we went out to his garden and we threw up together."
Isn't it bromantic?