Josh Hutcherson: Long distance relationships are frustrating
The Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson finds his long distance relationship with his Spanish girlfriend very frustrating at times.
The 23 year old has been dating actress Claudia Traisac for two years but has always kept their romance well under wraps. As he sets out to travel the world once again to promote the final instalment of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay: Part 2, he opened up to DuJour magazine about the hurdles the couple has to overcome to stay together.
“There's a lot of travelling, a lot of Skype," he said. "I feel like I'm with you because I'm seeing you and we're talking, but also you're a f**king screen. It's very frustrating."
While Josh is attending premieres and press junkets for the movie alongside co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth, Claudia is busy filming a TV show in her homeland, but Josh is doing his best to see the positives in their situation.
“It's kind of cool,” he continued. “We're doing this international thing. We're young, we make it work.”
When the star has some precious free time, he flies to Madrid to see his girlfriend, and they are already planning to spend next summer together in New York.
By then, Josh hopes the hysteria that surrounds the franchise will have died down a little, as the attention he receives can sometimes catch him off guard, especially when he simply wants to enjoy Claudia’s company.
“I was shooting in Cincinnati (Ohio) and I woke up one morning to go to work,” he recalled. “I walked to my car. And literally sitting on the ground sleeping (in) front of my car – huddled up in hoodies and blankets – were two 12- or 13-year-old girls and their mom. They popped up like a f**king Jack-in-the-Box. They said they'd been waiting there for hours and hours for me to come out. I was like, 'This is not right.'"
- Cover Media