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Josh Hutcherson defends Hunger Games pal amid nude photo scandal

Josh Hutcherson has spoken out to defend his Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence after she was involved in a recent nude photo leak scandal.

Naked shots of the actress were part of a haul of celebrity nudes nabbed by an anonymous Internet hacker and offered to top media outlets.


Lawrence's representative confirmed the pictures were for real and threatened legal action against the person or persons responsible for the privacy breach.


Now her Hunger Games co-star Hutcherson, who was involved in his own nude photo scandal last year (13), has offered up his thoughts about the leak, insisting "it's not fair".


The actor tells ET Canada, "I haven't talked to her but I just think all that stuff is so ridiculous. We're people too, man, we just want to live, we want to be normal people, it's not fair.


"It's something you obviously don't want to happen to you and it's really unfortunate that it happens... I hate the way the world sort of views those sorts of issues. It's really, truly not fair."


He adds, "We are actors, we didn't get into this because we wanted scandal. We want to live our lives and be actors... People say, 'Well you chose to be an actor, you are going to have to deal with this kind of thing...' Well no, I started (acting) when I was nine years old, she started when she was, like, 12. We didn't choose to have public scandal, we chose to become artists of acting and I love making movies; this is what I can do, this is what I am good at."