Jennifer Lawrence Hits the U.K. Singles Charts with Her 'Hunger Games' Song
Jennifer Lawrence is looking down at the rest of us from her place on top of the world, not wearing pants and watching reality TV like a Dorito-scented goddess. Things just got a little brighter on Mt. Jen, too. As you surely know by now, Jen made something of a singing debut in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, belting out a song called "The Hanging Tree." Readers of the series quickly recognized the lyrics, which Suzanne Collins penned for the books.
Now, that song has officially launched Jennifer Lawrence onto the pop charts. The song hit number 29 in the U.K., where Mockingjay — Part 1 currently reigns supreme at the box office, according to country's Official Charts Company.
Of course, Jennifer Lawrence has to know that she's amazing and that everyone wants to be best friends with her, but that doesn't mean she always feels as confident in or in love with herself as the rest of us. According to her Hunger Games director, Francis Lawrence, Jen basically begged not to have to sing in the movie and even cried real (probably also Dorito-scented) tears before they filmed the scene.
“She was horrified to sing,” he admitted in an interview with British magazine The Radio Times. “She cried a little bit in the morning before [the scene]... She’d probably tell you it was her least favorite day [on set].”
Jennifer was horrified to sing. We were all deeply moved by her hauntingly beautiful voice. We feel like we should hate her or accuse her of some weird form of humble bragging by proxy, but we can't because, you know, hauntingly beautiful. Yeah, that's pretty much how the universe works.
If you haven't seen The Hunger Games: Mockingjay —Part 1 (or, more likely, given the box office numbers, if you want to relive it), check it out below.
As for Jennifer, she can just turn up the volume on whatever episode of Real Housewives she's watching and take comfort in knowing that her life is perfect and we all loved her singing the song, even if she didn't.