The cast of “The Hunger Games” prequel celebrated the end of a four-month long Hollywood actors strike as they graced the red carpet at the world premiere of the film in London.
The SAG-AFTRA union had reached a tentative agreement with major studios on Wednesday to resolve the second of two strikes that had disrupted the entertainment industry. During the strike, cast members of “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” which is set 64 years before the films starring Jennifer Lawrence and explores the rise of the tyrannical president of Panem, Coriolanus Snow, were granted a waiver to promote the movie.
Tom Blyth, who portrays the young Snow in the new film, expressed his optimism, saying, “I already woke up feeling positive and then I saw the news, I was like ‘Well, this is a great day’.”
Josh Andres Rivera, who plays Snow’s friend, Sejanus Plinth, added, “It feels pretty terrific … for it to be the premiere after so much time … and for it to happen on a day with other really good news is good. I know a lot of people who are ready to get back to work. I’m ready to get back to work.