February 25th, 2013
09:58 AM ET
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."
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