You Can Hear Jennifer Lawrence Sing in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′
It was just announced that Jennifer will show off her vocal skills in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The film’s director, Francis Lawrence, just confirmed the news. Jennifer will sing “The Hanging Tree” song from the Mockingjay book. But, it turns out that Jennifer wasn’t very happy about about having to sing in the movie. Get all of the details below!
Jennifer was so unhappy about singing that she even cried on the day of filming! The director told RadioTimes, “She’d probably tell you it was her least favorite day. She was horrified to sing, she cried a little bit in the morning before she had to sing. But she did it and she did it all day – and she hated me for making her do it all day – but she did and it’s great. She’ll probably never really understand it because she’s so sensitive about the singing.”
After hearing Jennifer sing, the director got the band The Lumineers to write the melody for the song. So cool! He also hired a vocal coach for Jennifer. He revealed, “The Lumineers sent the melody over and then we had a vocal coach, who sort of shifted the key for Jen’s voice. Then she started working with Jen once or twice – Jen didn’t really want to do too much of the training [he laughs] –but she recorded it for me as a test so I could hear it. I was worried, I really thought we were going to have to do a bunch of pitch shifting, but she sounded great. What you hear in the movie is what she did on the day in the quarry.”