Last February Jennifer Lawrence lived every actor’s worst nightmare when she face planted on the way to accept her best actress award during the 2013 Oscars ceremony, drawing a collective gasp from the audience and millions of TV viewers back home.
But it turns out the cringeworthy moment as she climbed the stairs to the stage could have been easily avoided if she hadn’t been thinking about one thing… cake.
In a new interview with W magazine, the 23-year-old American Hustle actress revealed the real reason behind her high profile tumble as she picked up her gong for Silver Linings Playbook: “I was at the Oscars, waiting to hear if my name was called and 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 realised 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.”
Moral of the story? Don’t wear a floor length dress and think about cake. You WILL fall over. Better luck next time, Jen…