February 25th, 2013
09:58 AM ET

Jennifer Lawrence explains her Oscars fall

If only Jennifer Lawrence could host next year's show, because the "Hunger Games" actress is obviously quick on her feet.

After tripping over her Dior gown on her way to accept the best actress Oscar on Sunday, the 22-year-old "Silver Linings Playbook" winner swiftly recovered.

"You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that's really embarrassing but thank you," Lawrence said when she made it to the Oscars podium. "This is nuts!"

Backstage, she gave press the full story:

"What do you mean what happened? Look at my dress," she said when a journalist asked about her stumble. "I tried to walk up stairs in this dress. That's what happened. I don't actually - I think I just stepped on the fabric and they waxed the stairs."

As for what she was thinking when she tripped, the ever-candid actress deadpanned, "A bad word that I can't say that starts with 'F.'"

It had been a harried day for Lawrence, who said on the red carpet that she'd been so busy getting ready along with her family she didn't have time to eat.

"The process today was so stressful," she said backstage. "It was kind of fun, but it was mostly chaotic, yeah. ... [W]hat was the process? Oh, I don't know ... I just woke up and tried on a dress, and it fit, thank God, and then I took a shower and then I got my hair and makeup done, and then I came to the Oscars," she concluded, suddenly switching into an accent.

"I'm sorry," she laughed. "I did a shot before."


Filed under: Awards Season • movies • Oscars 2013

soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Lee Simek

    Jennifer Lawrence seems to have a genuine quality of expressing herself. She is not acting. She is real. Such a blessing from the norm.

    March 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. i like shots...

    thats fun...but then i begin to giggle over everything....gotta watch the shots!!!

    February 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Terri

    She's adorable!

    February 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Meh

    That is soooo ironic...I tripped on the stairs once

    February 28, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. lili

    She is only 22 but looks like a 40 old so sad she will not age well

    February 28, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Brittany

    Be my best friend! D:

    February 27, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Why

    Why is she such a perfect human beeeiiiiinnnnnnng

    February 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jackie Cogan

    SHE IS SO HOOOOT!!

    February 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tyler

    What is a shot?

    February 27, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. CHANGE THE BAR LOCATION...

    OTHERWISE IT WILL SEE US TALKING TOO BOYS AT THE ORIGINAL PLACE AND TELL EVERYONE.

    LMAO

    February 26, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jean

    i better bring some kleenex with me tonight–ha

    February 26, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pilgrima

    Quvenzhané needs some loving discipline – came across as a bit of brat.

    February 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. glenna

    It's so refreshing to see a young person enjoying themselves and still maintaining that innocence. I pray she stays grounded and continue having fun in a good way congrads.

    February 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Peace

    How big was that shot?

    February 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      A shot on a empty stomach, and a massive dress. She's lucky she didn't fall on her face! Congrats to her winning the Oscar.

      February 26, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  15. PassingThrough

    I've seen her in interviews...she appears too be a sweet lady...continued success my dear!

    February 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sherry

    I bet they pay her a hellava lot more to continue in the Hunger games sequels – she is awesome, so down to earth with a great sense of humor. I have not seen the movie she won the Oscar for, but maybe I will check it out this weekend....

    February 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  17. San Jose

    I just love Jennifer Lawrence so much. She is so talented and seems like she would be fun to hang out with. She seemed very genuine when she accepted her Oscar. Unlike Anne Hathaway, whose acceptance speech could not have been more contrived and practiced.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE JLaw!! :) I can't wait to see more of her (hopefully with B. Cooper, too).

    February 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      Jennifer and Bradley already have a new movie in the box. Don't know when it's suppose to be released..

      February 25, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Britt

      Yeah they are doing a movie called "Serena" together. It comes out september 27th 2013

      February 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Chante

    Sometimes all of us fall. It's ok. She won so really shouldn't embarised. I really wish the 9 year old would have won – that would have been something. Oh well.

    February 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Andria Grayson

    Jennifer Lawrence is just the most beautiful and cute little girl to me. She also seems so human because everything that she does is not perfect. I guess ai am just her biggest fan but all of my friends agree that she is our favorite.

    February 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  20. trish

    when she stumbled did she get some gray poopon on the back of her dress?

    February 25, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  21. Will

    Treynesha......are you serious? "White people are always....." I guess your just uneducated...like all black people....right?

    February 25, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  22. LaNeice

    Quvenzhané should have won. She is a wonderful young actress and knows how a proper lady should walk.

    February 25, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Lamond

      Agreed. Quvenzhane is a proper young lady and adorable. But maybe this stumbling water buffalo was still starving from the hunger games.

      February 25, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  23. Billy Ray

    “I’m sorry,” she laughed. “I did a shot before.”

    She needs to learn how to hold her licker. If your gonna drank then drank like a man.

    February 25, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  24. Lewis

    Maybe she was drunk.

    February 25, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  25. youforgottofinish3rdgrade

    Just people...as in "white people", not white "peoples". Thank you for affirming the stereotype (as if the world needed it affirmed).

    February 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Laura

    @ Triumph TheInsultComicDog , you sound triumphantly moronic, really dumb.

    February 26, 2013 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |

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