The Academy Award winning best actress Jennifer Lawrence might have had every gown-wearing star’s greatest fear come true during one of the biggest moments of her career thus far Sunday night. But if anyone were going to fall and pull it off gracefully, it would be the Silver Linings Playbook leading lady.
Lawrence didn’t let the gaff phase her when she made it to the mic to give her Oscars acceptance speech, but she did elaborate about what happened on the steps during her press conference afterward.
A reporter asked what happened to cause Lawrence to trip. Lawrence responded in her characteristically candid style.
“What do you mean what happened? Look at my dress,” Lawrence, who leads as Katinss in The Hunger Games trilogy as well. “I tried to walk up stairs in this dress. That’s what happened.”
Moving on, another reporter asked what her first thoughts were in that moment.
“A bad word that I can’t say that starts with ‘F’,” Lawrence laughed.
This was not all of Lawrence’s hilarity responding to seemingly obvious questions from the press, like what it took to get ready. Lawrence said she tried her dress on, cleaned up, got her hair and make up done and “came to the Oscars” (this said in a sing-songy voice) — all before admitting she did a shot backstage before coming out for the press conference.
And someone asking if the 22-year-0ld worried about “peaking too soon,” given that she received an Oscar nomination last year and won for her role this year. Lawrence responded with these faces:
“Well now I am,” she said.
Watch Lawrence’s entertaining press conference for yourself: