Rachel Zegler continues to make the rounds as part of the promotional campaign The Hunger Games: the ballad of songbirds and snakes.
On Thursday, the actress, who rose to fame with her film debut as María in Steven Spielberg’s musical adaptation West Side Story (2021), stopped by for an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in New York City.
As she left the flat, the leading lady flashed a wide, beaming smile as she looked New York cool in an all-black ensemble.
As temperatures dipped into the low 50s from day to night, Zegler decided to wear a long black overcoat over black slacks and a matching top.
To complete her overall look, the New Jersey native wore a pair of black open-toe heels, carried a small bag for her essentials and had her dark locks styled well past her shoulders with natural waves and a center parting .
Promo Mode: Rachel Zegler, 22, took to the streets of New York City as part of the promotion for The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes
This latest promotional stop comes a day after the fifth installment in The Hunger Games franchise premiered in New York City.
The highly anticipated film had its European premiere in Berlin, Germany on November 5, and will now be widely released in the US on November 17.
The dystopian action film, directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Michael Lesslie and Michael Arndt, is based on the novel The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes (2020) by Suzanne Collins
It serves as a prequel to The Hunger Games (2012), starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
The new prequel continues the stories told in Suzanne Collins’ young adult novels, taking place sixty years before the events of the original film.
Years before he would become the tyrannical president of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol, according to a synopsis from Lionsgate Films.
“With the 10th annual Hunger Games quickly approaching, young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the female tribute from the impoverished District 12.”
But after Lucy Gray demands all of Panem’s attention by singing defiantly during the harvest ceremony, “Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor.” Combining their instincts for showmanship and new political knowledge, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time for survival will ultimately reveal who is a songbird and who is a snake.”
Stylin’: The Hackensack, New Jersey native showed off her fashion sense in an all-black ensemble after an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
Breakout: Zegler rose to fame with her film debut as María in Steven Spielberg’s musical adaptation West Side Story (2021)
The story continues: The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes, the fifth in the franchise, serves as a prequel to The Hunger Games (2012)
Back in the Day: Zegler stars opposite Tom Blyth in the prequel, set sixty years before the events of the original film
In addition to Blythe and Zegler in the lead roles, the cast also includes Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Viola Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Burn Gorman, Ashley Liao, Max Raphael, Zoe Renee, Nick Benson, Isobel Jesper Jones and George Somner.
The first four films in the franchise were all major hits at the box office, starting with the original, which grossed $694.4 million against a $78 million budget.
The sequel – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) – brought in even more money, earning $865 million on a budget of between $130 and 140 million.
The third installment – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) – grossed $755.4 million while operating on a budget of $125-140 million.
And the fourth in the franchise – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) – saw a slight decline at the box office, grossing $653.4 million against a $160 million budget.