Part of Jennifer Lawrence’s allure is her Girl Next Door image. Despite her meteoric rise to fame as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games series, she has seemingly kept her feet planted firmly on the ground. Well, except at the 2013 Oscars. On her way up the stairs to collect her award for best actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook at the 2013 Oscars, Lawrence tripped over her voluminous gown.
“You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell, and that’s embarrassing,” the 22-year-old told the crowd as she began her acceptance speech. A year later, the Louisville, Ky. native told W magazine that cake was the real culprit. “I kept thinking, Cakewalk, cakewalk, cakewalk. I thought, Why is ‘cakewalk’ stuck in my head? 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.”
Gravity would strike again a year later. Sporting a new tight hairdo and sexy red dress on the Oscars’ red carpet, Lawrence had a mishap with a high heel and hit the deck, nearly dragging a friend down with her.