Jennifer Lawrence explains that Oscars fall
January 7th, 2014
03:23 PM ET

Jennifer Lawrence explains that Oscars fall

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."

Filed under: Awards Season • Celebrities • Jennifer Lawrence • movies • Oscars 2013

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Millie

    So far, she seems like a real down-to-Earth kind of girl that everyone wants as a friend. Thumbs up!

    January 9, 2014 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Clete

    Glad she's ok, but the dress probably had a lot to do with it. I've seen people jump out of planes and their parachute had less material then that dress.

    January 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ed Styles

    Should always listen to your stylist; if Katniss had not taken Cinna's advise, she'd be just another fallen tribute...

    January 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Meh

    Yeah, its was cake....You tripped. Its ok to just say it. But no, you have to go method acting thru your clumsiness with that dress.

    January 8, 2014 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cosmotologist

    It simply was a dumb dress and it made her fall. Poor girl. I felt terrible for her.

    January 7, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |

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