Sometimes it’s good to keep your trap shut. Josh Hutcherson, star of hit films such as The Hunger Games and The Kids Are All Right, gets playful with duct tape and demonstrates that he’s a solid ally to the gays.
Hutcherson, who will again costar with Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (due in theaters November 22), posed for photographer Adam Bouska’s famed NOH8 Campaign, a charitable organization that promotes marriage, gender and human equality.
The 20-year-old actor has already been an avid supporter for LGBT equality for years. While promoting the lesbian family drama The Kids Are All Right in 2010, Hutcherson frequently spoke about the inspiration that comes from his two gay uncles who died of AIDS-related complications while he was an infant. Hutcherson has also filmed a PSA and made personal appearances for Straight But Not Narrow, a campaign that offers support to LGBT teens co-founded (along with Heather Wilk and Andre Pachon) by his close pal (and equally hot) Avan Jogia, worshipped by teens for playing Beck on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious.
When he received GLAAD’s Vanguard award last year, Hutcherson chatted with Queerty about whether he’d take on a gay role. “I have no qualms about it at all. I want to play all sorts of roles,” he said. “There are a lot of gay people in the world, so the chances of me playing someone gay is pretty high.”
This kid really is all right.