As we all know, Jennifer Lawrence rose to fame for her incredible portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in the ‘Hunger Games’ film series. She played the character in all four films and her critically acclaimed performance helped make the series a global phenomenon. The fifth installment of the ‘Hunger Games’ is actually a prequel to the Katniss Everdeen timeline and is based on a novel by Suzanne Collins. Recently there’s been speculation that Lawrence was returning to the franchise to make a cameo in the “Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.’ Did she confirm the rumors or outright deny them? Keep reading.
What did Jennifer Lawrence say about a possible cameo in the new ‘Hunger Games’ film?
In a recent interview on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ with Andy Cohen, the host read a viewer comment aloud that posed the question of a possible cameo by Jennifer Lawrence as “Katniss’s grandmother” in the new ‘Hunger Games’ movie (as it takes place 49 years before the original movies). After hearing this Lawrence jokingly made a face and asked if the rumor was present because “Oh, ’cause I’m 49 in Hollywood years, huh?” Afterwards, she said, “No, that’s not true,” officially denying any involvement or appearance in the prequel film. (Unfortunately)
What is the ‘Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ movie about?
The fifth installment of the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise, ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’, is a prequel which is supposedly set 49 (or 64 – there’s a big debate on the timeline this prequel follows, and unless the author or director clarifies the dates, we’re all just speculating) years before the events of the original trilogy. Interestingly, it follows the story of a young Coriolanus Snow who would eventually become the tyrannical President of Panem, and is based on the 2020 novel of the same name by the original author.
The film is scheduled to be released on November 17, 2023 and is directed by Francis Lawrence, who also directed the last three films in the original trilogy. The cast includes Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow, Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird, Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom, Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow, Josh Andrés Rivera as Sejanus Plinth, and Jason Schwartzman as Lucretius (Lucky) Flickerman!