Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes: Fans Already Obsessed With Hunter Schafer After Trailer Debut
Trans icon Hunter Schafer dominates the trailer for the Hunger Games prequel and the fans' imagination.
The Hunger Games universe is back with a bang. A recently released trailer on the official Hunger Games YouTube account reveals that the spinoff, based on Suzanne Collins' 2020 novel, has everything fans of the dystopian saga have been hoping for and more.
Audiences are captivated by the music, visuals, costumes, and, most notably, the casting.
Set to premiere on 17 November, the film boasts an incredible cast with Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler playing the lead couple, Coryo Snow—a mentor who viewers know as the future president of Panem—and Lucy Gray Baird, a tribute in the 10th Hunger Games. Peter Dinklage and Viola Davis portray Casca Highbottom and Dr. Volumnia Gaul, the masterminds behind the Games.
However, the one dominating fan discussions on social media is Hunter Schafer, who is set to play Tigris Snow, Coryo's cousin and friend. In Katniss' time, Tigris becomes a stylist for the tributes and, later, part of the Resistance. Fans of the franchise remember Tigris for her surgical enhancements and tattoos, which made her resemble a tiger.
In contrast, the first glimpse of Tigris in the trailer reveals no tattoos or signs of plastic surgery. Sporting white hair and eyebrows, she appears innocent and sweet, precisely as readers of Collins' novel envisioned her. Hunter Schafer's face completes the picture.
'I literally was picturing Hunter as Tigress when I was reading the book. She’s perfect for the role,' a fan wrote on Twitter.
Fans love the Euphoria star and her new image, with many feeling that no one else could play the role better.
'Hunter Schafer slays every role she takes on and I can't wait to see her bring life to another epic character in the Hunger Games universe!' a fan commented on the trailer.
This casting choice is undoubtedly the best decision the creators of the prequel could have made. Fans of the trans legend are eager to storm theatres in November and support Schafer, who they believe is bound to get numerous awards for her performance.
'I'm heaarrriiing oscar worthy performance,' a Schafer fan wrote.