Jennifer Lawrence 'music video' isn't her vocal after all
EXCLUSIVE: Earlier this week, Relativity Media released this video clip (above) from HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, showing Jennifer Lawrence in character as a young songstress doing her thing after moving into a new neighborhood. Horror ensues.
"Jennifer Lawrence sings!" cried the Internet, with several sites praising the HUNGER GAMES' star's vocal chops: Entertainment Weekly offered a look at aspiring triple threat Jennifer Lawrence as you’ve never seen her before; IndieWire praised her lovely and demure singing voice; and on Yahoo!'s MOVIEtalk blog, HOUSE music supervisor Steve Lindsey recalls working with Lawrence : "Even [though] she was nervous, her humor about the situation shined through with her begging for us to 'Photoshop' her voice," he said.
Did they ever.
It's true that J-Law recorded a version of the song for the scene -- but it wasn't used. Instead, the filmmakers dubbed in a version from session musician Sarah Rayne, so Lawrence is essentially lip-synching here. (A source tells SHOWBLITZ that Lawrence's version wasn't half bad and nearly made the cut, but filmmakers felt Rayne's sound fit the scene and character better).
To be fair, nowhere in the promo materials does it explicitly say Lawrence's vocal was used -- that was assumed by the dozens of outlets that picked up the story. As for Rayne, we're told she gets a proper nod in the movie's credits.