WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence’s Most Embarrassing Moment Wasn’t Falling at the Oscars
What’s more mortifying than falling in front of thousands of people and live viewers at the biggest Hollywood awards ceremony?
Jennifer Lawrence, who’s currently doing press for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, joked to Jimmy Fallon last night (Nov. 18), “I fell in every single city on the press tour. I fell ’round the world!” she laughed. Fallon noted, “People think it’s shtick, but it’s not.”
She also explained that while her proneness to falling is embarrassing, falling at the 85th Annual Academy Awards (to accept her Best Actress award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook) was not the *most* embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to her.
Everybody thinks they’ve witnessed my most embarrassing moments, because I fell on my face getting an Oscar and then I fell the next year on a cone, but there’s these two really humiliating stories that are my most embarrassing moments that I’ve never talked about because it’s so genuinely embarrassing.
But now I feel like the statute of limitations on humiliation is up, and I’m ready.
Embarrassing moment #1 happened in early 2013 during promotion for Silver Linings Playbook. It was just before awards season and Lawrence was attending a Hollywood party when a friendly older woman said hello:
She was being really, really nice. Really complimentary. And in my head, I just went, ‘This is Elizabeth Taylor.’ Who was dead at the time. She’s still dead. She’s since passed. I didn’t know that. The whole time she’s talking to me, I’m going, ‘Oh my God, this is Elizabeth Taylor.’
Oh gosh, J-Law.
Lawrence returned the praise, “Me? No, you. Your movies that I can’t name. Your fashion moments that I don’t know. You’re unbelievable!” And she continued to gush until a friend walked by. “I grabbed her and was like, ‘This is Elizabeth Taylor!’ And she was like, ‘No it’s not.’”
Embarrassing moment #2 happened when she was in Paris for the first time, and saw director Francis Ford Coppola at a restaurant. He was with a “giant group of people” and she was barefoot, but ultimately decided to go introduce herself to him.
I started walking and I noticed I was barefoot, but I was like, ‘Eh, they probably won’t notice. So, I’m barefoot, and I, like, introduced myself, said, ‘Oh, I’m such a huge fan! The Godfather! Ah!’ And then went on and introduced myself to the whole table, ‘Hi, I’m Jennifer Lawrence.’ They had no idea who I was. Then, I went back to my table, and my entire dress was unzipped, and my thong was out. So, I was barefoot—and my whole ass was out.
I think I was making room for my gut and then I unzipped the whole thing and forgot. I thought the shoes were going to be the problem.
She’s terrible at walking. I am constantly surprised at how much she falls down without trying at all.