January 7th, 2014
03:23 PM ET
Jennifer Lawrence's infamous fall during the 2013 Oscars could've gone badly.
But with this being Hollywood's favorite It girl, even her tumble on the stairs leading to the Oscar stage ended up working in her favor. The "Hunger Games" star easily and endearingly worked the trip into her acceptance speech for best actress, and kept the ball rolling with jokes backstage.
But what caused the 23-year-old actress to fall, anyway?
That dress had something to do with it, but as Lawrence tells W magazine, there's more to the story. And it involves cake, of all things.
“I was at the Oscars, waiting to hear if my name was called, and I kept thinking, 'Cakewalk, cakewalk, cakewalk.' I thought, 'Why is "cakewalk" stuck in my head?" Lawrence recalls in the publication's best performances round-up. "And then, as I started to walk up the stairs and the fabric from my dress tucked under my feet, I realized my stylist had told me, ‘Kick, walk, kick, walk.’ You are supposed to kick the dress out while you walk, and I totally forgot because I was thinking about cake! And that’s why I fell.”
Thankfully Lawrence is capable of finding a "Silver Lining."
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