Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth covers the September 2012 issue of Men's Health magazine. Liam is photographed by Ture Lillegraven.
Highlights from Liam's Men's Health interview.
On his experience as a competitive surfer
Every day, before and after school. I wanted to surf for the rest of my life. It's what all my friends did. I even had it as a subject in school for a number of years. They teach you all parts of the surfing industry: How to judge surf heats, that sort of thing.
On his passion for boxing
I love going to the gym, sweating, running around, feeling like I'm having a heart attack. I like the physical side of boxing - it's fun to punch a bag for 20 minutes - but I also feel mentally strong when I box, I feel good in my own body.
On his Hunger Games diet
My character was spending most of his life in a state of hunger, and I wanted to get a sense of that, physically and mentally." Adding, "It was tough because I'm an eater. If I have one addiction in life, it's probably food.
On Hunger Games training
I literally had to wait a half hour after each session before I drove anywhere, I had to lay on the ground until I could breathe properly again.
On working on The Expendables 2
There wasn't the testosterone or ego you might expect on a set like that. Everyone was so cool and professional.
On Krispy Kreme binges
You gotta get, like, 24 and eat all of them. I lose my mind. Go crazy. Krispy Kreme fever!
On his teenage hair
I used to have an afro -- like Will Ferrell in Semi-Pro. It was bleached blond from the sun. I was tall and awkward. I was not cool.
On Miley Cyrus
An extremely strong, intelligent, supportive person.
On Miley Cyrus's opinion of him in a suit
All women think men look good in suits. To be honest, I like the way they look too.
On confronting death
The fear of dying? That's part of the fun of it. The adrenaline you get from surfing big waves. I've seen a shark before. You get the worst wipeouts when you're not expecting it.