In The Hunger Games universe, tributes should face an enviornment’s value of trials and terror in a battle to the demise. The stars of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel set about 60 years earlier than Suzanne Collins’s authentic trilogy, have been put to their very own—admittedly far lower-stakes—take a look at by Vanity Fair.
Tom Blyth, who performs a youthful model of President Snow within the movie, quizzed co-stars Rachel Zegler and Josh Andrés Rivera, who competed to find out who is aware of Blyth finest. The recreation begins off on an ironic word when Blyth reveals that his greatest childhood worry is definitely within the movie’s title. “I was afraid of snakes as a kid because I saw Indiana Jones a lot, and because he was afraid of snakes I think that fear transferred onto me,” he explains.
This phobia didn’t rear its ugly head on set, although, even when two reside reptiles have been introduced in. “Tom, you never let on that you were afraid,” says Zegler, who performs the titular songbird Lucy Gray Baird. “I’m not anymore—I’ve done a lot of therapy with snakes,” Blyth jokingly replies.
Playing fast-and-loose with their level allotments, Zegler and Rivera (who’re a real-life couple) enterprise their finest guess on the Justin Timberlake observe Blyth considers his go-to karaoke tune and bond over vino-filled dinner events with their director, Francis Lawrence. “Francis turned Josh into a fake wino,” Blyth quips.
As for the filmmaker: in a separate video Lawrence breaks down scenes from the 4 Hunger Games movies he’s directed, together with Snow’s would-be execution in Mockingjay: Part Two. He additionally explains why “we never actually pointed any real arrows at anybody, ever,” beginning along with his first movie within the franchise, Catching Fire.
By quiz present’s finish, Zegler and Rivera flip the script on Blyth to check how nicely he is aware of them each, asking a few stunning elementary college stage debut, the sudden folks Zegler referred to as from final 12 months’s Oscars, and who amongst them owned a bodily copy of the Shrek authentic movement image soundtrack.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes hits theaters on November 17.