Jennifer Lawrence Addresses Rumors Of A Hunger Games Prequel Cameo

Jennifer Lawrence has responded to rumors that she will be making a cameo appearance in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Lawrence previously played Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series, where she grew to become an important figure in a rebellion against the Capitol. While The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes takes place many decades before The Hunger Games, it hasn’t stopped rumors that Lawrence will show up in the film.

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Speaking with Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Lawrence addressed rumors that she would appear as Katniss’ grandmother in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.

She made a joke about the movie taking place 49 years before The Hunger Games film series before denying the rumor. Check out Lawrence’s quick response below:

Oh, because I’m 49 in Hollywood years, huh? No. That’s not true.


How The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes Will Be Different From The Hunger Games

Young Snow in Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games

Adapted from Suzanne Collins’ book of the same name The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes takes place 64 years before Katniss wins the 74th Hunger Games alongside Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). The story follows Coriolanus “Coryo” Snow (Tom Blyth) long before he becomes President of Panem, as he trains District 12’s female tribute for the 10th Hunger Games, Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler). The prequel will explore Snow’s attempts at helping Lucy win the Hunger Games and his origins prior to his rule over Panem.

The cast of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is made up of actors who will be portraying characters within the Capitol, as well as those involved with the Hunger Games directly. The star-studded cast includes Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Viola Davis, Josh Andrés Rivera, and Jason Schwartzman among others. This illustrates the key difference between the prequel and The Hunger Games, as the new film will be focusing on perspectives of people living in the Capitol more than those subjugated by their rule.

While it may disappoint some that Lawrence won’t be making a cameo in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, her presence may have distracted from the movie’s attempts at being a new experience in The Hunger Games universe. Given the film’s focus on Snow, viewers will likely see what early decisions he made that resulted in his future tyranny. The film acts as an origin story for an antagonist, another key difference that makes The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes very different from the rest of the franchise.

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