Jennifer Lawrence Explains Her Infamous Oscars Fall

Josh Duboff

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It was the Fall Seen 'Round The World; on the grandest stage, en route to the podium to claim her Oscar for best actress, Hollywood golden girl Jennifer Lawrence took a tumble. It was, frankly, a beautiful spill: there's a reason internet denizens were quick to frame the image as a Dior ad. Of course, it was simultaneously endearing and-brace yourselves for the J. Law buzzword-relatable (so much so that some even questioned whether Lawrence had intentionally fallen) and has become a major moment in the Lawrence mythology.

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In a W story out today-for which Jen posed for an American Apparel-esque cover with photographer Juergen Teller, one of W's six February Movie Issue covers-she gives some context for the fall. We should have known the impetus had something to do with baked goods. ("Seriously," Emma Stone shouts behind her laptop, "leave even a drop of 'Everywoman Icon' for the rest of us!")

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"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."

There you have it. Update your Jennifer Lawrence fan Tumblrs (we know you all have them) accordingly.

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