Trans actor Hunter Schafer, who plays the role of Tigris Snow in the ‘Hunger Games’ prequel ‘The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’, speaks about her thoughts on Hollywood’s direction when it comes to trans representation.
In an exclusive interview with PinkNews, Schafer reflected on her inclusion in the highly-anticipated prequel and her being a rising trans star. “It’s really cool,” she said. “In general, [it’s] my first movie that’s come out, and it’s starting off with a bang.”
“The way that Hollywood is moving with my community gives me faith that we’re headed in a good direction,” Schafer added.
“I don’t want to sensationalize it too much because, at the end of the day, I’m an actress,” she furthered. “This is what I do, so the trans element is really cool, but I’m just living for the fact that I get to do my art, work on my craft, and that I’m getting these crazy opportunities. It’s really special.”
‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ is a prequel to the original trilogy series, set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen’s first Hunger Games, and focuses on Coriolanus Snow, the villain in the original series. Schafer’s character, Tigris, is Coriolanus’ cousin.