Saturday, November 23, 2013

Noted Reds fan and famed actor Josh Hutcherson to guest host SNL

Noted Reds fan and northern Kentucky native Josh Hutcherson is slated to guest host Saturday Night Live in New York City tonight.

Born in Union, Ky., Hutcherson gained an affinity for Reds baseball at an early age, which after establishing himself in the acting realm, culminated into him throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Great American Ball Park on Opening Day 2012.

In an interview with Jay Leno a week later, Hutcherson said he had practiced for weeks in anticipation of tossing one right down the pipe. However, Hutcherson admitted nerves got the best of him in front of the sold-out crowd, and he flung the ball right in the dirt. Hutcherson later proclaimed that the pitch was "the most embarrassed I've ever been." You can check out footage of the pitch thanks to this clip from YouTube.

In case you are still unsure about who exactly Hutcherson is, the 21-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of Peeta Mellark in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games series. The second movie in the trilogy, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, opened up in movie theaters around the U.S. this weekend, and is drawing both rave reviews and huge ticket sales.

No comments: