Rachel Zegler has wrapped up filming the Hunger Games prequel The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes. The actress celebrated the occasion by sharing a series of photos of her cheerfully clapping the clapboard on the set of a massive, opulent rotunda. Alongside the onset photos, Zegler, who became a breakout star last year in Steven Spielberg’s movie of West Side Story, penned, “i have loved every second. and that’s a wrap.”
Meanwhile, in a follow-up tweet she added, ”many many many more words come to mind but i shan’t bore you by pretending i have anything new to offer you with my thoughts. Just know I am thankful. Just know I love telling stories. Just know I am so happy with real life. Happy wrap, my songbirds.”
Rachel is set to play the role of Lucy Gray Baird of District 12. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is currently scheduled to be released in theatres in just over a year, on November 17, 2023. Rachel Zegler will focus on the rise of Coriolanus Snow, who by the time of The Hunger Games is the iron-fisted leader of the dystopian land of Panem. She was announced in May to star in the adaptation as Lucy Gray Baird, a District 12 tribute in the 10th Hunger Games.
Tom Blyth (Billy the Kid) will star opposite Zegler as a young President Coriolanus Snow (previously portrayed by Donald Sutherland) as he mentors Lucy before becoming the villainous tyrannical leader. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes also stars Viola Davis, Hunter Schafer, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman and Zegler’s boyfriend Josh Andrés Rivera, with whom she previously made her film debut last year in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story.
Zegler joked that Rivera is her “least favourite person on set” as she gave a glimpse behind-the-scenes last month with some help from Reece Feldman, who’s known for sharing behind-the-scenes content from movie sets with his TikTok followers. “I visited set to watch Viola be awesome and somehow became the official tour guide keep an eye out for some fun content captured by the one and only Reece Feldman from now until release,” Zegler wrote with the clip on Twitter.