Hear Jennifer Lawrence Croon a Stirring Folk Song for Mockingjay

I really don’t know why Jennifer Lawrence is so shy about her singing voice—her vocals on “The Hanging Tree,” the folk song Katniss’ father taught her, are great and the song is super chilling. Mission accomplished if you ask me.

Suzanne Collins wrote the lyrics, and the Lumineers, who worked on a song for Catching Fire, wrote the melody. Apparently director Francis Lawrence sent Jennifer Lawrence to a voice coach to help build her confidence so she could sing the song live. He told AOL, “She can actually sing in key,” adding, “She feels very vulnerable about singing, and she knew she was going to have to sing all day. Jen was not happy that she had to sing it all day long, and she cried a little bit in the morning.”

It’s only been a couple days since Mockingjay hit theaters, and damn the movie is cleaning up. I mean, the $50 million opening does fall a little short of the $67 million opener for The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, which brought in $70 million on the opening day, but technically, Mockingjay the first part of a two-parter, so I guess only half of the third installation made $50 million?

Not bad.

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