Jennifer Lawrence isn't shying away from the fact that her little stumble at the Oscars was embarrassing. Now that it's been a few years, Lawrence is revealing how she coped with the humiliation.
Despite it being a few years, Lawrence said the worst part of it all was when TV host Anderson Cooper claimed that she faked it and that the awkward moment, which made us love her even more, wasn't genuine.
Jennifer Lawrence reflects on Oscars stumble
Jennifer Lawrence took a long time to get over her Oscar fall, as millions around the world looked on at the award-winner as she stumbled up the stairs before accepting her award.
Despite winning Best Actress for her role in the Silver Linings Playbook at just 22 years old, the moment was overshadowed slightly by her fall.
While most watched on and laughed at the relatable moment, Lawrence revealed it was more so TV host Anderson Cooper claiming she faked it that really bothered her.
"I was ready for it. I was very nervous and also very superstitious. I didn’t want to acknowledge the possibility that I would win," Lawrence said of the evening.
"I didn’t want to write down a speech," she continued on during her appearance on the Absolutely Not podcast.
"I had everything in my head," she continued. "I was very, very nervous but I was ready. All of the adrenaline clears out and they call my name and I’m elated and I’m in shock."
"And then I fell," she recalled. "And it erased everything from my mind. My full brain went blank. I can look back at it now fondly but for a very long time the fall thing was very sensitive."
Anderson Cooper finally apologizes
While the fall itself was enough, Lawrence said what was more hurtful was Anderson Cooper's claim that she faked it.
"Anderson Cooper, I saw him on CNN three days later saying, 'Well she obviously faked the fall,' and it was so devastating because it was this horrific humiliation to me," she said.
"I don’t know if I’ll ever have a chance to give a speech like that again, so it didn’t feel good for me not to have a speech. I’ll tell you what, I saw him at a Christmas party and I let him know. My friend told me a vein was bulging out of my eyes," she continued.
"He apologized. I think we’re good friends now," she added. "On my end, we’re all good. What I led with was, 'Have you ever tried to walk upstairs in a ball gown? So then how do you know?' He apologized immediately and said he didn’t know and gave this wonderful apology. I was all fired up… he probably told everyone I was a psycho."
Lawrence has never been shy about announcing her disappointment in her clumsy moment, but she is one of many celebs to trip at the Oscars, including Rami Malek who fell off the stage in 2019, and Barbara Streisand in 1960 accepting the same award as Lawrence.