Josh Hutcherson may be only 17 and spends a lot of his time out of the Hollywood limelight in suburban Kentucky, but he's already amassed a lifetime's worth of movie experience. He's got the performance capture thing ("The Polar Express") and the 3-D visual effects thing ("Journey to the Center of the Earth") down cold, but the co-star of this summer's "The Kids Are All Right" can sound a bit like an actor generations older then he is. "I like old-fashioned acting on film," Hutcherson said by phone from Kentucky. "There's something amazing about performance capture and ‘Avatar,' but my preference is film."
In director Lisa Cholodenko's breakout Sundance hit, Hutcherson and actress Mia Wasikowska (from Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland") play the children of an upscale lesbian couple ( Annette Bening and Julianne Moore), who track down their sperm donor father (Mark Ruffalo) and turn their family unit on end when they invite him into their lives.
"When we met with Mia and Annette and Julianne, we knew right away we'd have no problem hitting it off as a family," Hutcherson said. "I really acted like myself a lot of the time. Though I think Laser, my character, is a little more hip and cool than I am."