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Liam Hemsworth: I Dieted For 'The Hunger Games'

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Mar 16, 2012 | 8:46am EDT

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ALT A driven actor will do anything that he can to play his role to the best of his ability, even if it means major self-sacrifice. For Liam Hemsworth, that meant he had to cut back on his caloric intake so that he could easily morph into his role of Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games.

"I lost quite a bit of weight for the role," Liam admitted at the Games' London premiere. "My character lives in District 12, he's living in a depression. So he's not eating a lot."

This wasn't an easy task for Liam. "I find it much easier to gain weight than to lose weight," he said. "It's tough not eating."

Even though it meant one less burger or fry, Liam did what he needed to do to get the job done. And, his hard work is guaranteed to pay off as The Hunger Games is expected to be the next major box office hit.

The Hunger Games hits theaters March 23. Are you excited to see Liam in his new role?

Source: UKPA

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