Liam Hemsworth DETAILS interview: Three years ago, Liam was a high-school dropout living with his parents, and his idea of a big Friday night was renting idiot comedies like Drop Dead Fred. He worked for his brother’s flooring company, earning $15 an hour, which he points out was more than most of his friends were making. Then, after taping a script reading, he got a call from Sylvester Stallone and headed for LA, where he landed and then lost parts in a slew of big-budget action flicks.
Then he scored a coveted part in The Hunger Games, setting off mass fanboy and girl hysteria and a new rush of Hollywood offers. Then came the audition for The Last Song that he found so laughable. He got the job. And the girl. When Liam and Miley hooked up on the set, he was 19, she was 16, a fact he doesn’t shy away from. ‘What happened happened,
..we’ve been together two and a half years. She makes me really happy. When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel some thing.’ When the film wrapped, he went home with her to Nashville, where he was introduced to the joys of Cracker Barrel and Miley’s dad, Billy Ray. ‘He’s just one of the nicest guys. Very accommodating. I’ve listened to his music since we got together. It’s awesome.’
‘I’m sure I’ll get married one day. But I’m only 22.’ He immediately worries that his comment might become a headline about Miley, they’ve all been about her. Liam was there at her 19th birthday party, which exploded in the tabloids after she joked about her Bob Marley cake and how she ‘smokes way too much..
..fucking weed’ on video. For the first time, Liam is angry. ‘She’s in a room full of her best friends,’ he says, almost breaking a sweat. ‘And you have one person who comes in there and videos it. The poor girl can’t have one night where she can feel safe in her own world. It’s ridiculous.’