The American Hustle actress had a series of slipping spells in February 2013 while she was on the award show circuit.
Ahead of the 2013 BAFTA Awards, Lawrence attended a dinner with her Silver Linings Playbook costar Bradley Cooper in London but had a bit of a misstep outside the restaurant. Lawrence was spotted tripping on a curb at the time and losing her shoe as fans looked on.
Later that month, the Kentucky native faceplanted at the 2013 Oscars in Hollywood as she walked up accept the award for Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook.
“You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell — it’s really embarrassing,” Lawrence said after being helped up and to the podium to receive her award. “This is nuts!”
The Australia native explained that Lawrence falling is “not at all” part of an elaborate act. “She’s terrible at walking,” he said in November 2015, referencing the time that the actress broke her high heel while walking a red carpet with him.
“She got down the stairs there, and we got to the back of the theater and one of her heels broke, and she went down,” Hemsworth recalled of a Hunger Games London premiere. “Thankfully, it was at the back of the theater so only a couple of people saw her. I picked her up and she only has one heel on, so I’m walking her out, [but then] we get outside the theater and a friend of mine comes up and I’m like, ‘Hey, good to see you!’ and I let go.”
Lawrence, for her part, later addressed her tendency to slip, especially during the 2013 Oscars while appearing on the “Absolutely Not with Heather McMahan” podcast in October 2020.
The X-Men: Dark Phoenix star explained that “for a very long time, the fall thing was very sensitive” for her, but she has since started to look back it “fondly.” Lawrence also revealed that she and Anderson Cooper had a bit of a fallout after the incident when he claimed that she was faking it.
“It was so devastating because it was this horrific humiliation to me,” she recalled, noting she eventually spoke with Cooper about his comments. “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.” Cooper later apologized for saying she was faking the whole thing, with Lawrence adding, “I think we’re good friends now.”
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