It’s no secret that Miley Cyrus was a very different person when Liam Hemsworth proposed to her in 2012 than she was when they called things off in September 2013. But while couple doesn’t seem to have remained close since the split, it’s not because anything terrible happened.
Before costarring in The Last Song and eventually starting a relationship with the former Disney star, Liam was relatively unknown in the United States, and even though that was five years ago now, he says he’s still not comfortable with all the attention. “You never get used to it because you get followed and you get chased and it’s never a fun experience,” he admitted. “I think when people see photos of you out and about in your personal life, they assume you’ve asked for it or that you want that attention, but I don’t think anyone in their right mind asks for that kind of thing.”
Of course, these days, the 24-year-old is well known even without his famous ex, mostly due to his role in The Hunger Games franchise. “I’ve been friends with all these people for so many years now,” he gushed of his costars. “I’m so lucky to have Jennifer [Lawrence] and Josh [Hutcherson] and Woody [Harrelson] and all these other great people. We’ve created really strong bonds.”
As for what life is like on set? “It’s like high school,” he admitted. “We’ll mess around for half the day and then we’ll do a little bit of work. Everyone’s goofing around and trying to mess each other up.”