The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes star covers our Winter ’23 issue, reflecting on the road that’s landed him at Hollywood’s front door.

“For me, this was definitely the biggest thing I’d ever done. I was a fan of the original [The Hunger Games] movies. I hadn’t read the original books, but I went and saw those movies when they were coming out with my mum and my sister. The movies were amazing. I watched the first one the other day. I thought, ‘Let’s see if this holds up against the test of time.’ And it fucking does.”

Almost a decade after The Hunger Games splashed across our screens, the portal to the dystopian state of Panem is being flung open again with the franchise’s prequel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. And, actor Tom Blyth delivers a performance of a lifetime as the new leading man. Upon the highly anticipated spin-off’s release today, the actor covers our Winter 23 issue, meeting up with school friend and star of Stranger Things, Maya Hawke, to reflect on the road that’s landed him at Hollywood’s front door.

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Ben Rayner
Michael Fisher at The Wall Group
Maya Hawke
Erica Rana
Editorial Director
Charlotte Morton
Editor in Chief
Toni-Blaze Ibekwe
Senior Editor
Ella Bardsley
Erica Rana
Deputy Editor
Ella West
Creative Director
Jeffrey Thomson
Art Director
Livia Vourlakidou
Melissa DeZarate at A-Frame Agency
Production Director
Ben Crank
Isabella Coleman
Production Assistant
Lola Randall
Art Director Assistant
Beth Griffiths
Fashion Assistant
Brodie Reardon
Special Thanks
The Moore Hotel