Jennifer Lawrence on Her Musical Loves

The Oscar-nominated actress, who stars as the teenage huntress Katniss Everdeen in this month’s much-anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games, reveals the soundtrack to her life.

Do you recall the first album you bought with your own money?

I think it was the first Spice Girls CD. It was my everything. I would come home from school every day and play it as loud as I could. My room was right next to my brother’s, so it drove him nuts. Then he told me about this really cool trick that involved taking a pin and scraping the underside of the CD. I’ve never forgiven him for it. I don’t even give him Christmas presents.

Who would you like to portray in a biopic?

I love Joni Mitchell. I heard Blue when I was 19 or 20 and I thought it was the most beautiful album in the world. She’s an interesting character. I hear she’s not very nice, which would be really fun to play.

When you were growing up in Kentucky, did your parents object to anything you listened to?

No. I liked the Beatles. And Queen. “Another One Bites the Dust” was my favorite song.

Of your Hunger Games costars, who had the best taste in music?

Josh [Hutcherson] introduced me to dubstep, which I hadn’t even heard of before. He started playing Skrillex and Bassnectar. It made my brain short-circuit in this great way. I would’ve never thought that I’d like that, but I loved it.

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3 thoughts on “Jennifer Lawrence on Her Musical Loves”

  1. I have to add more Jennifer wore the most beautiful dress at the. Grammy a red dress. My favorite movie with Jennifer was Winters bone. Hope Jennifer wins a Grammy soon she deserves it a lot.

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