Jennifer Lawrence Sings ‘The Hanging Tree’ From ‘Mockingjay’

From Huffington Post

One of the most emotional scenes in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” is when Katniss Everdeen sings “The Hanging Tree,” a song she learned from her father. The ballad becomes a rallying cry for the rebels in their fight against The Capitol and spurs the revolution forward.

For Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss, the performance was equally harrowing. “Jen was not happy she had to sing it all day long. She cried a little bit in the morning,” director Francis Lawrence said of the sequence during an interview with AOL BUILD.

“When I sing, I sound like a deer that has been caught in a fence,” Jennifer Lawrence joked during last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live.” In a separate interview with MTV,Lawrence said she had never sung in front of anyone before. “So that was a terrible day,” she said.

Fans can decide for themselves by listening below. Featuring music by composer James Newton Howard and an arrangment put together by The Lumineers, “The Hanging Tree” is available on the “Mockingjay – Part 1” score, out Nov. 24.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s