The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes spoilers follow.
Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth, the stars of prequel film The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, have opened up on the film's ambiguous ending.
The return to Panem follows a young version of Katniss Everdeen's big bad Coriolanus Snow, played by Tom Blyth, as he mentors Lucy Gray Baird in the tenth ever Hunger Games tournament.
The tempestuous relationship between Snow and Lucy sours to the point of backstabbing and double crossing, with the film's climax including the former shooting at Lucy – though it's unclear whether she's hit.
"I can feel that she got away. She's so much more clever than anybody gives her credit for because it's just one of those stories where Coriolanus thinks that he's ahead of the game, and in reality, he's 12 steps behind her."
She added that she likes to think of Lucy "like the bird ... in the poem that she sings, that she flies away and that she gets to be free the way she wanted to be, that she really did run like the others were planning to do."
On the flipside, Blyth is less sure of whether Lucy is somewhere in Panem or not, and speaking to EW, he revealed that the ambiguous ending is better left ambiguous.
“I'd lived in his body for quite a while, and he [goes] through so many different, subtle transformations,” he said, speaking about the moment in which Snow guns for Lucy.
“To be with him in that moment — that rage bubbling up inside him, which is then going to inform the rest of his life — I felt heartbroken for him."
He then added: “I think it's great that we don't know whether he succeeds.”
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is out now in cinemas.
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