Liam Hemsworth is gearing up for the release of two new films, 'The Duel' & 'Independence Day: Resurgence' on June 24th. He is also the June/July 2016 cover star of GQ Australia which was photographed by Todd Barry. On the cover, the actor keeps it simply cool while rocking a navy tee and black leather jacket. In the issue, he talks living by the beach, the Hunger Games and of course his relationship with Miley Cyrus. Continue below to read some excerpts from his interview. For more on Liam's featured, visit GQ.com.au and pick up a copy out on newsstand on June 6th.
I don’t read or listen to the press – and these days I don’t base my decisions on it at all. I base all my decisions on what’s happening in front of me and I’m much happier by doing that.
On living by the beach:
Living here is just so much better for my mind. I grew up by the beach, surfing, and I’m much more conditioned to that sort of lifestyle... I wanted to get back to the beach, I needed it, to be by the water and to be able to go surfing.
On Miley Cyrus & their breakup:
I guess when I feel something, then I just feel it and I go for it. I make my decisions about what’s going to make me happy, what I think is right and what I want to do – and I don’t worry too much outside of that. Of course it was hard, man. But at the time we were going in different directions and it’s just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time – we both needed that.
On the Hunger Games being a hit:
We had an idea coming into it [that it would be big] as the books had such a massive fan base, like Twilight. So we knew people would see it. But when we did the first press tour – that was when it really hit. We’d do premieres all over the world and they were just mind-blowing.
On his Philadelphia fight that got caught on camera:
It was silly, drunk stuff and it’s kind of why I don’t go out anymore, I prefer to get real loose in my own house and have people come to me. When I’m drunk, like anyone, I don’t think straight or make the best decisions. You don’t see it in the video, but that guy tackled me pretty good... Not that I condone fighting, of course, um, do it in a cage, like in the UFC.
Credit: GQ Australia