The Photo-Op Jennifer Lawrence Asked Rachel Zegler For When They First Met


Rachel Zegler has become the newest darling of Hollywood, and her origin story is truly a fairytale. She first gained attention after securing the lead role in Steven Spielberg’s 2021 adaptation of “West Side Story.” She landed the part after responding to an open casting call while still in high school and was selected out of over 30,000 fellow actors (via Parade). Since then, she has landed roles in “Shazam!,” Disney’s upcoming live-action “Snow White,” and of course the latest “Hunger Games” installment. 

Jennifer Lawrence, who supports Zegler carrying the torch in “The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” is also open to stepping back into the shoes of Katniss Everdeen (per Variety). Zegler revealed that in their viral photo op, Lawrence was actually jesting at the young star’s takeover. “In that clip, [Jennifer is] actually saying, ‘Let’s do another photo where I’m strangling you and saying, ‘You’ll never take my part!” she recounted to Kelly Clarkson. “And that’s exactly what I wanted from her.”

The two not only bonded over “The Hunger Games” but their similar journeys and connections. “I had already filmed [The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes] when I had met her and we really just were able to bond over the fact that we know so many of the same people,” Zegler told People. “Everyone who worked on our movies came over from the original trilogy to work on ours.”

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