Jennifer Lawrence has revisited one of her most embarrassing experiences, revealing that she confronted Anderson Cooper after he claimed that her 2013 Oscars fall was "fake."
Lawrence, 30, appeared on the Wednesday episode of Dear Media's "Absolutely Not with Heather McMahan" podcast. During her conversation with host Heather McMahan, the "Hunger Games" star recounted the time she tripped while walking up the steps to accept her first Oscar trophy for best actress, which she won for her performance in 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook."
Jennifer Lawrence recalled that following the fall, the speech she had thought of was completely "erased" from her mind, something that she still regrets to this day. She also revealed that though she can laugh about it now, the fall was a "very sensitive" topic for her for a long time.
The incident also sparked a feud with the "Anderson Cooper 360" anchor, who accused her of faking it and falling on the stairs on purpose.
"I saw him on CNN three days [after the Oscars] saying, ‘Well, she obviously faked the fall,'" Jennifer Lawrence said. "It was so devastating because it was this horrific humiliation to me. I don’t know if I’ll ever have a chance to give a speech like that again, so it didn’t feel good for me not to have a speech."
When Jennifer Lawrence came across Anderson months later, she confronted him and let him know how she felt about his claim that she faked her fall. Lawrence said he immediately apologized, and she has now put it all behind her.
"My friend told me a vein was bulging out of my eyes. He apologized. I think we’re good friends now," the actress shared.
"On my end, we’re all good," she added. "What I led with was, ‘Have you ever tried to walk up stairs in a ball gown? So then how do you know?’ He apologized immediately and said he didn’t know and gave this wonderful apology. I was all fired up … He probably told everyone I was a psycho."
In her interview with Howard Stern on his show earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence also admitted that the unexpected fall startled her, and she ended up forgetting her speech.
Jennifer Lawrence forgot to thank a number of significant people in her life, including her co-stars and other people she had worked with in the movie, but instead just wished a random person happy birthday and stumbled away. If given the chance, Lawrence said she would want to "go back and redo that moment."