Josh Hutcherson has a big weekend ahead of him.

Not only is the highly anticipated sequel Catching Fire being released in theaters on Friday, but the actor will be jetting to New York City to host Saturday Night Live for the first time ever. And as you can imagine, Hutcherson is super excited (and nervous) about the gig.

"I'm so excited. That's like a dream of a lifetime to do SNL," he told E! News at the film's Los Angeles premiere last night. "It's something I've always I've loved watching growing up and everything and to be a part of it—I'm nervous but I'm excited. It's a good kind of nervous."

Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence

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Luckily, the 21-year-old star isn't going into his hosting duties completely blind. His pal and Hunger Games costar Jennifer Lawrence took the stage at Studio 8H in the beginning of the year, so she shared some advice with Hutcherson, who has "never" done anything live, to make sure he does his best.

"Yeah, she told me to not hold back and to give it my all," Josh told us.

And clearly, she knows what she's saying, because Lawrence brought the laughs in January when she hosted SNL.

Since she was on the show right before the Oscars, J.Law kicked off the evening by letting everyone know that when it came to the other actresses in her category, there was nothing standing between her and Oscar gold.

"Jessica Chastain? More like Jessica ain't winning an Oscar on my watch," Lawrence went on, going on to challenge the other Best Actress nominees—Naomi Watts, Quvenzhané Wallis and Emmanuelle Riva. "An 85-year-old French lady. Yeah, I think I can take you," Lawrence said of the Amour star.

Lawrence did, in fact, end up walking away with the Academy Award.

Watch her buddy Josh Hutcherson host Saturday Night Live this Saturday, Nov. 23 on NBC,  with musical guest HAIM.

(Saturday Night Live and E! are a part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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