The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes goes again in time to comply with the tenth annual Starvation Video games the place a very totally different District 12 tribute from Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen takes to the sector. Rachel Zegler’s Lucy Grey Baird is a pure performer who has a expertise for singing. It’s secure to say she’s the “songbird” within the title, however how was the singing completed on the set of one among this weekend’s 2023 new film releases?
When CinemaBlend attended The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes press convention in Los Angeles, Rachel Zegler mentioned how singing labored on set. In her phrases:
In plenty of films the place actors sing, they file the music in studios the place it is blended and so they then lip-sync on set. (Like a music video!) Nevertheless, in Rachel Zegler’s case, the actress made the choice to sing for each tackle set as an alternative. The actress felt performing reside would assist the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ forged and crew stay immersed on the earth on set. Plus, coming from a musical theatre background herself, she knew she may achieve this. Zegler sang reside in her first film main Steven Spielberg’s West Facet Story forged as Maria too. As she continued:
Rachel Zegler additionally spoke in regards to the selection on Instagram together with a behind-the-scenes video of herself singing on the set of the film. Test it out:
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is predicated on the guide of the identical title the place writer Suzanne Collins wrote and detailed quite a few authentic songs carried out by Lucy Grey Baird all through the tenth annual Starvation Video games. The film adaptation provides followers a possibility to see these moments within the guide come to life and for Rachel Zegler to as soon as once more convey her musical abilities to the massive display screen.
Zegler sings seven songs on The Starvation Video games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes soundtrack, now accessible to stream on Spotify. This features a model new rendition of “The Hanging Tree,” which Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen sang in Mockingjay Half 1. Because the film reveals, it’s Lucy Grey Baird who truly originates “The Hanging Tree” primarily based on the occasions of this prequel.
With the newest The Starvation Video games film now in theaters, you may take a look at our The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes evaluation and our breakdown of the film’s ending right here on CinemaBlend.