One of the most emotional scenes in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” is when Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) sings a song she learned from her father, “The Hanging Tree”.
The haunting ballad becomes a rally cry for the rebels in their fight against The Capitol. She did a beautiful job.
Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss in the movies, was really uncomfortable having 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. 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.”
Lawrence horrifyingly recalled recording the track while on the November 12 episode of “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “I do not like singing in front of other people. It’s like my biggest fear. I cried on set that day.
“I still haven’t heard it, but everybody’s told me that it’s me, because I was like, “Will you guys please get Lorde to really sing it?” and they said, ‘”No, it’s really your voice.'”
She joked previously saying, “When I sing, I sound like a deer that has been caught in a fence”.
Her Hunger Games co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson jokingly stated that she sounds like “a dog that’s been hit by a truck” or “like one of those goats that screams like a human.”