Rachel Zegler and Josh Andrés Rivera simply proved they’re relationship targets.
While filming The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes in 2022, Zegler, 22, and Rivera, 28, revealed they handed notes to one another. Rivera mentioned the custom of passing notes on set started when he was “doodling someday in my little academy pocket book.”
“[Rachel] advised me to attract her as a flower,” Rivera defined throughout a Friday, November 17, appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “So, you recognize, I did this actually crude drawing of a flower with a bit of smiley face on it and a few legs, and simply handed it to her.”
In a clip, Rivera is seen sliding the Shazam! Fury of the Gods actress a be aware. At first, Zegler is visibly touched by the gesture — she mentioned she thought it was “one thing cute!” — however laughed after she opened the piece of paper.
“Afterwards, I bought kinda into drawing. I really feel like I bought lots higher,” Rivera jokingly mentioned, with Zegler including, “He’s actually harnessed his means.” Rivera went on to convey out a drawing of a canine he made for Kelly Clarkson, which seemed prefer it was executed by a novice.
The pair beforehand confirmed their relationship in February 2021 when Zegler wrote to X, previously often known as Twitter: “I like Josh Andres Rivera.”
Zegler, who portrays Lucy Gray Baird within the Hunger Games prequel, advised Clarkson, 41, that she initially turned down the position. Rivera, who performs Sejanus Plinth, recalled instantly calling Zegler as soon as he was solid and telling her, “That factor that you simply have been gonna do, I’m gonna do it.”
Ultimately, Zegler modified her thoughts, which she mentioned she was “actually glad” she did. “I’m fairly positive we ended up, like, formally saying sure on the identical day too, ‘trigger I keep in mind that FaceTime name,” Zegler mentioned.
This is just not the primary time that Zegler and Rivera have shared the display screen. The pair met on the set of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, which started filming in the summertime of 2019.
In March 2022, Zegler paid tribute to her boyfriend throughout her National Board of Review acceptance speech, the place she received Best Actress.
“Thank you for holding my hand in my desires and in my actuality,” Zegler mentioned. “I like doing life with you. Thanks for making me snigger.”
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes opened in theaters on November 17.