I’ll come right out and say that I love Jennifer Lawrence. I’m in full support of backlashing her backlash. But even I have to give a side eye to her latest story. In this month’s W Magazine, she talked about her infamous fall on the way to collect her Oscar for Best Actress. Before today, I’d always assumed that she fell because she got overexcited on the way to the stage. Which, I’ll go on the record and say is totally understandable because holy Oscar. I get excited when my buzzer goes off at The Cheesecake Factory. I can’t imagine how my body would respond to winning something bigger than that.
But apparently she fell because she was thinking about food. And I know, food’s her schtick. It’s also my schtick. Hence why I believe it’s actually not a schtick, but a truth. I can talk about food all the live long day. I mean, I managed to work a Cheesecake Factory reference into an article before noon PST. If that’s not the definition of foodie, then I don’t want to know what is.
According to her quote in W, it wasn’t just food in general that caused the fall, but specifically cake.
““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.”
I don’t know. I just don’t buy the fact that her mind would be overtaken by cake when she’s winning an Oscar. I know she’s nonchalant about the whole fame thing, but that’s a big fucking deal. To be completely accurate, it’s the biggest fucking deal. There’s no award in Hollywood that’s more prestigious for an actress to win. Not even a Teen Choice Award. This is it. To misquote 2006′s The Da Vinci Code, “that is the holy grail, right there.” So I’m going to go ahead and call BS on this anecdote. Her PR team can surely do better than this when they’re up late at night trying to brainstorm quotes that will impress J.Law fans. We fell in love with her because she’s so refreshingly real – and there’s nothing less real than pretending that the Oscars don’t matter.