Jennifer Lawrence Explains Her Infamous Oscars Fall

Lynn Hirschberg

Jennifer Lawrence on W's February Cover, Shot by Juergen Teller.Jennifer Lawrence on W's February Cover, Shot by Juergen Teller.

"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 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."

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