Stars hit red carpet for Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
The stars of “Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” made their appearance on the red carpet for the world premiere of the film.
Actress Rachel Zegler received an enthusiastic welcome from excited fans as the cast celebrated the upcoming release of the film in London.
This new installment in the billion-dollar film franchise comes after an eight-year gap since the last film.
The premiere event marked the first major movie premiere after a four-month strike by Hollywood actors during which film promotions were halted.
Alongside Rachel Zegler, co-stars Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer and Josh Andres Rivera graced the red carpet. These actors had grown up watching the previous Hunger Games films and reading the books.
Rachel Zegler shared her excitement about making the film emphasizing her desire to do justice to her 12-year-old self who loved the previous films.
Hunter Schafer expressed amazement at the experience, saying that her 13-year-old self couldn’t have imagined the feelings she has now.
This fifth installment in the Hunger Games series is set 64 years before the first Hunger Games movie. It follows British actor Tom Blyth, who plays the young Coriolanus Snow at age 18 a character who later becomes the tyrannical president of the dystopian nation Panem.
Rachel Zegler, known for her role in “West Side Story,” stars as the Games tribute Lucy Gray Baird.
Young fans eagerly queued up and braved the rain to meet the stars at the premiere, with some waiting since the early hours.
Director Francis Lawrence described the new film as different from previous entries, maintaining the essence of a Hunger Games movie but offering a distinct story and characters.
Hunger Games film is set to be released on November 17th.
The Hunger Games franchise is based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling dystopian novels, set in a post-apocalyptic America.