Jennifer Lawrence shares her first reaction to the upcoming hunger games prequel movie, The ballad of songbirds and snakes. Based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy of YA dystopian novels, the first installment in the hunger games film series was released in 2012. The film introduced Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the teenage protagonist who voluntarily takes her sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised battle royale style where Tribute is forced to fight to the death. The hunger Games was a record-breaking hit at the box office, leading to three more episodes to adapt the original book trilogy.
A prequel to The hunger Games, The ballad of songbirds and snakes is based on the 2020 novel by Collins and tells an origin story for the franchise villain, Coriolanus Snow, the future president of Panem, played in Donald Sutherland’s original films. The prequel film follows a young Coriolanus who develops feelings for a District 12 female tribute, Lucy Gray Baird, during the 10th Hunger Games. The ballad of songbirds and snakes cast is led by Tom Blyth and West Side Story‘s Rachel Zegler next door Euphoria‘s Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, Games of Thrones alum Peter Dinklage and Academy Award winner Viola Davis.
During a recent interview with The New York TimesLawrence shares her first reaction: The ballad of songbirds and snakes. The hunger Games star, who last played Katniss in 2015 Mockingjay – Part 2, was surprised by how quickly the prequel came together. This made Lawrence, now 32, feel “old as fungus,since she remembers being cast when she was 21 and now essentially being replaced by 21 year old Zegler. Read what she shares below:
It makes me feel as old as a fungus. I remember being 21 and thinking, “My God, one day they’ll make them again and again. But by then I’ll be this old! I’ll be dead!”
Could Katniss Be Cameo in the Songbirds and Snakes Ballad?
While Lawrence shared advice for: The hunger games prequel stars, she won’t reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen in The ballad of songbirds and snakes. The prequel takes place 64 years before Katniss volunteered to pay tribute to the 74th Hunger Games and nearly five decades before the main character was born. However, Lawrence could hypothetically appear in a different role as there has been talk among fans about the Oscar winner possibly playing Katniss Everdeen’s grandmother, Brandie, in the prequel film.
Ever since Mockingjay – Part 2Lawrence has led a successful film career with a number of high profile roles. Although it is clear that she looks back on her time in The hunger Games franchise lovingly, as it is partly responsible for catapulting her to the superstar status she enjoys today. While fans may keep clamoring for a Lawrence cameo in The ballad of songbirds and snakesshe seems content with passing the torch to the franchise’s younger stars, as she was once one herself.
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Source: The New York Times