Jennifer Lawrence is the OG of the OGs, and that’s an undebateable fact. As remarkable and serious as she is on the big screen, her personality in real life is the complete opposite as she is more inclined to be true to herself and speak her mind instead of just faking it like most celebs do. In fact, her innocently witty humor has led to the birth of so many comedic stories in Hollywood that fans just can’t help but fall in love with her.
One of these hilarious stories includes when she first met Rachel Zegler, the actress who recently made her debut in The Hunger Games franchise, which led to Lawrence jokingly wanting to ‘strangle’ her for a video saying, ‘You’ll never take my part!’
Rachel Zegler’s Hilariously Perfect First Meet With Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence was one of the original cast for all four movies from the The Hunger Games film series. Not only was she in the franchise for almost half a decade, but she was also the lead character in all the movies from the action/sci-fi saga.
So for someone who only just joined The Hunger Games franchise, meeting Lawrence would be like meeting a legend. And that’s exactly how Rachel Zegler felt, who made her debut in the saga with the most recent film, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.
Appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Lucy Gray Baird portrayer opened up about meeting the Katniss Everdeen portrayer. She said:
“I think I’m the only one [from the cast of the prequel film to have met Jennifer Lawrence]. We were at the Paris Fashion Week for the Dior show, only a couple of weeks ago. And I didn’t want to be weird and I was just kind of psyching myself up to talk to her, and she was so unbelievably kind.”
Continuing, she then explained the story behind the photo of her and Lawrence that went viral after she met with the actress.
“In that clip, she’s actually saying, ‘Let’s do another photo where I’m strangling you, saying, “You’ll never take my part!”‘ [Laughs] And that is exactly what I wanted from her.”
Truly, very few comedians must be funnier than Jennifer Lawrence in real life!
What Is The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes All About?
The recently released addition to The Hunger Games saga, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is actually set 64 years before the story of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen volunteering as a tribute and several decades before Donald Sutherland‘s Coriolanus Snow officially became the authoritarian president of Panem.
Here’s what the official description of the movie reads:
“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes follows a young Coriolanus who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, a tribute from the impoverished District 12.”
While Rachel Zegler is seen playing Lucy Gray Baird in the film, Tom Blythe has taken on the role of Coriolanus Snow, with other major actors in the lead being Hunter Schafer (Tigris Snow), Peter Dinklage (Casca ‘Cas’ Highbottom), Josh Andrés Rivera (Sejanus Plinth), Jason Schwartzman (Lucretius ‘Lucky’ Flickerman), and Viola Davis (Dr. Volumnia Gaul).
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is out in theatres now!