Rachel Zegler Says Meeting ‘Hunger Games’ Alum Jennifer Lawrence Was Like Meeting A ‘Friend’

Rachel Zegler is giving a nod to the original “The Hunger Games” films at “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” premiere. The 22-year-old wore a stunning Elie Saab dress that was inspired in part by Annie Cresta and Finnick Odair’s wedding in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.” Speaking of the original franchise, Rachel recalled meeting Jennifer Lawrence. “Meeting her was like meeting a friend because we have so many mutual friends and I’ve heard so much about her. Francis (Lawrence), our director, when I told him that we had finally met, he said, ‘Oh finally the two weirdest contacts I have in my phone have collaborated,’ and I take that as a badge of honor truly,” she told Access Hollywood. At the premiere, Rachel also gushed over her co-star and boyfriend Josh Andrés Rivera. “The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes ” will premiere globally in theaters on Friday, November 17th.