Katniss Everdeen is not exactly a music buff in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, but Jennifer Lawrence believes her character would listen to Taylor Swift and Lorde if she ever managed to dig up an iPod while fighting for survival in the dystopian world.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, it’s believed that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay could potentially be the highest grossing film of 2014. The Katniss Everdeen actress even received a life-size cake as a celebration.
Lorde is not exactly a revolutionary leader, but the singer feels an affinity for Katniss Everdeen.
“I’ve never really felt that inspired by somebody who’s from a young adult novel, but [Katniss] has this kind of raw, embodied confidence and the way she makes decisions is very impulsive and just driven by this very clear moral compass she has, so that’s pretty appealing to me as someone who makes decisions in a similar way.”
The mind of the fictional character also helped Lorde to curate the movie soundtrack, which will feature Grace Jones, Chvrches, Raury, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Haim, Pusha T, Q-Tip and Tinashé, and Kanye West. Lorde says she tried to figure out what Katniss Everdeen would be thinking for her soundtrack selection.
“The soundtrack had to be something that reflected what was going on in these characters’ minds,” says Lorde according to Stuff. “This book and film has everyone at breaking point so I was trying to reflect the different sides of that, whether it was ‘I’m coming for blood’ or ‘this has got to end.'”
Jennifer Lawrence also chimed in on what selection of music Katniss Everdeen herself would have in her playlist when discussing Lorde’s song “Yellow Flicker Beat.”
“It was so bizarre really to hear a musical version of what emotionally you feel,” Lawrence said. “She captured that character so magically. I think Katniss would be a huge Lorde fan and obviously Taylor Swift.”
The Katniss Everdeen actress also discussed the difference between herself and the fictional character at the beginning of the new movie.
“She’s completely bare and has to rebuild herself,” Lawrence said of Katniss. “I would have just been crying every day, ‘Where’s my mom?'”