Showing some true gratitude this holiday season! Liam Hemsworth revealed in a recent interview with the UK’s The Independent that one of the first things his older brother Chris did when he hit it big in Hollywood was to repay his parents for their love and support.
Liam, 25, recalled how Chris, 32, one day called their father and told him to check his bank account.
“He [his father] called my brother Chris back and said: ‘I don’t know how to feel. Since I left home I have had debts and I thought I’d be paying them off until I died and have this weight hanging over me, and now to have them completely cleared,’” Liam said. “They are so happy now and able to spend more time with us. I would love to be able to do something for my parents like that.”
The Hunger Games star, who takes his turn on the big screen as Gale Hawthorne for the last time in this year’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, has paid his own success forward by being an ambassador for the Australian Childhood Foundation, which works with children going through trauma.
“If you want to be a good person who adds to society, you have responsibility,” he said. “That is something I take very seriously.”
The Aussie native added that he views the Hunger Games series as a teaching opportunity for its largely teen fanbase as well.
“The biggest thing to come from the franchise is the really close relationships between Jen [Lawrence] and Josh [Hutcherson],” he said. “I’m happy to have made such great friends and be part of some really important movies, I guess, aimed at young teenagers, but they have important messages.”
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