December 31, 2013

Kentucky Native Josh Hutcherson of Hunger Games Welcomed by Wildcat Fans

Two of the leading characters in the 'Hunger Games' franchise are from Kentucky, one of which showed up at the Kentucky Wildcat, Louisville Cardinals Basketball game, getting a strong welcome from fans, along with the Mockingjay salute as well.

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Josh Hutcherson was dressed up in support of the Wildcats, who beat their interstate rival Louisville 73-66. Kentucky had been rated #18 in the nation, and Louisville #6 before the game.

The photos shown here are during halftime when Hutcherson made the familiar Kentucky 'Y' symbol while standing in the middle of the court. Fans responded with the Mockinjay salute, which was a symbol of solidarity in the film.


Also from Kentucky is star of Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the lead role of Katniss Everdeen. Hutcherson plays her boyfriend Peeta Mallark.

Hutcherson and Kentucky fans were delighted in the moment.

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