Jennifer Lawrence’s BFF Takes You Behind the Scenes at the Oscars

Meet, Laura Simpson, Jennifer Lawrence’s BFF and the girl who broke her red carpet fall seen around the world.

Simpson took to her MySpace page for some serious A-list name-dropping to describe her many memorable celebrity encounters as JLaw’s date to the Academy Awards.

And you’ll never believe what they asked Brad Pitt or what he said.

Simpson, who met her Oscar-winning date seven years ago at a Hollywood shindig and bonded over their “mutual respect for Chandler Bing” and pizza, details her dolled-up pre-show experience, from the Dior fitting in her Carrie Bradshaw-inspired tulle dress to what happened when Lawrence nearly pulled her hair for balance when she infamously tripped upon her red carpet arrival.

“We finally arrive at the red carpet and as we exit the car, my date eats shit and uses my freshly done Lauren Conrad up do to break her fall,” she wrote.

“The crowd goes wild. There are flashbulbs and people circling yet no one asks if I need any help because unless you are famous at the Oscars, you are completely invisible,” she added. “I have never experienced anything like it. The only time anyone talks to you is if you are in the way of his or her photo. Oh and photographers on the carpet yell ‘YOU IN THE HUGE DRESS, GET OUT OF THE FUCKING SHOT.’ It’s incredible. It is no wonder actors are crazy. The carpet is filled with screaming fans and photographers who only care about you.”


But it did get better, thank god.

On the way to the bathroom, Jessica Biel kindly opened the door for her, Margot Robbie joked about taking off with her big bling and there was a celebrity pizza party in the green room with a few awkwardly fun moments courtesy of Channing Tatum, Jennifer Garner and Penelope Cruz… and a random food request courtesy of mommy-to-be Kerry Washington (Hint: it’s not your ordinary beef jerky.)

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And, just when Simpson thought she couldn’t get anymore starstruck or namedrop just one more celeb, they meet Mr. Pitt — and he smells like everything you’d imagine Brad Pitt would smell like. But, of course, because life just isn’t fair, this particular scent is something money can’t buy. Eau de Brad is… well… all Brad, and further proves what we’ve known for some time. Angelina Jolie is one lucky lady.

“Eventually we ask what cologne he’s wearing,” she wrote, “and he tells us, ‘I don’t wear cologne, it’s just my musk I guess.’ I have to choose not to believe him because it would just be unfair to mankind.”

From there, she party-stalked Bill Murray and received a compliment from Rachel Zoe that only Rachel Zoe can get away with saying.

Read all about her fun night of name-dropping with JLaw here.