Last February, Jennifer Lawrence had a memorable evening at the Academy Awards for more reasons than one: Not only did she take home a Best Actress Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, she wore a voluminous pink Dior Couture gown that took even the harshest critics’ breath away — and adorably tripped on it as she walked up the stairs to claim her statue.
Because J. Law can really do no wrong, the audience and the world at large cooed at the endearing fall, but we had to wonder what was going through her head as it was going down. Well, thanks to W magazine, now we know, and the quintessentially Lawrence answer is almost too perfect to be true: She was thinking about food. The actress told the magazine:
“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.”
Of course she was. Not that the universe needs any more reasons to love her, but we’re hoping we get some more choice sound bites on her (cake)walk down the red carpet when she makes the awards show rounds for American Hustle.