Jennifer Lawrence may play a fierce revolutionary in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” but at tonight's red carpet premiere she admitted she probably wouldn't handle the stresses of war nearly as well as her character Katniss Everdeen.
“In this movie she”s been completely stripped down and has to rehabilitate herself through the film,” Lawrence told Yahoo! News. “I love her courage, I could never image being that brave and facing the stuff she has to face everyday without crying everyday.”
Speaking of crying, director Francis Lawrence admitted in a new interview that J-Law did, in fact, shed a few tears on set prior to filming a scene that required her to sing “The Hanging Tree,” a song featured in Suzanne Collins' book.
“She”d probably tell you it was her least favourite day,” he told RadioTimes.com. “She was horrified to sing, she cried a little bit in the morning before she had to sing.”
Also joining Lawrence (decked out in a white Dior gown, for those who care) at the film's London bow on Monday were co-stars Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, Jeffrey Wright and Sam Claflin along with New Zealand pop sensation Lorde, who curated the soundtrack for the YA sequel in addition to contributing the original songs “Yellow Flicker Beat” and “Ladder Song” (the latter written by Conor Oberst). It's all very exciting, right J-Law?
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For all the red carpet photos from the “Mockingjay” premiere, click through the gallery below.