Oops! Jennifer Lawrence falls again, this time on Oscar red carpet
Jennifer Lawrence has taken another tumble at the Oscars, but this time it wasn’t during the telecast.
Last year, Lawrence’s spill going up the stairs to accept her lead actress Oscar for “Silver Linings Playbook” (and an adorable run-in with Jack Nicholson) launched her to America’s-sweetheart status, but the fact that it happened again this Sunday, well, is just reinforcing the notion that she’s pretty darn clumsy. Relatable, indeed.
The “American Hustle” star, clad in a red peplum Dior gown, apparently stumbled over a cone as she was exiting her limo when she arrived at the Dolby Theatre red carpet.
“They put a cone right outside of my car, and I fell on the cone and I have a goose egg, and it really hurts,” she told reporters. “It’s OK. I’ve got them all over myself.”
Though she didn’t face-plant, she definitely descended close to the red carpet and needed security to get her back on her feet.
The 23-year-old was shocked by how quickly news of the trip-up traveled, but she has social media, multiple cameras posted around the 600-foot red carpet and the viral nature of animated .gifs to thank.
Lawrence admitted to the tumble to E!'s Ryan Seacrest but said that making the fall a sequel was not part of the plan.
“I don’t want it to start looking like it’s like ‘my thing,’ so I’ve got to be careful,” she said. Additionally, she told The Times that she was “hoping” she wouldn’t “have to deal with that again.”
Even Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres got in on the haranguing, addressing Lawrence in her opening monologue by saying, “If you win tonight, I think we should bring you the Oscar.” DeGeneres also shared a photo of JLaw on Facebook, dubbing it “a rare photo of Jennifer Lawrence standing up.”
Later, when the actress walked onstage to present the lead actor Oscar to Matthew McConaughey, she called out toward the audience (we’re guessing it was to her “American Hustle” costar Bradley Cooper and her boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult, who were seated next to her in the audience). “Why are you laughing?” she asked as she walked across the stage, later adding, “Is this funny?”
You’re upright, Jen. We can all be onboard with that.
Lawrence had a few other memorable moments Sunday night, including being part of DeGeneres’ viral selfie, stuffing her face with free pizza and being photographed backstage hiding behind an Oscar statue. She was even documented fake-wrestling the Oscar statuette away from supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong’o in the charming way that only JLaw can pull off.
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