At 23 years old, Jennifer Lawrence is the youngest person to ever receive two Oscar nominations and the second-youngest person to receive the Best Actress trophy. But Lawrence is perhaps just as well-known for her Oscar stumble as she is for her Oscar victory: On her way to the podium to accept the award for Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence famously fell up the stairs—a moment which most Oscar bloggers regarded as the highlight of the evening.
“I’m not that upset by it,”; Lawrence reveals in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. “I didn’t expect to make it up the steps in a dress like that. It’s just that the fall frazzled me so much that I forgot to thank the director [David O. Russell] and Harvey Weinstein. It’ll get funny to me eventually. I’ll get there.”;
As Lawrence tells it, there was just as much falling down on the set of Catching Fire as there was at the Oscars. “Let me tell you, Sam [Claflin, the actor who plays Finnick Odair] is the clumsiest, most accident-prone person in the world. He broke his hand within the first week. He walked into a twig, and his eye was bleeding. He fell every single scene.”;
Lawrence’s co-star, Josh Hutcherson, was almost as bad. “The funniest thing that happened was when Josh got down on one knee to propose to me—and his pants ripped,”; Lawrence says.
As it happens, Lawrence’s favourite memory from the Catching Fire shoot also involves falling down. “In Hawaii one night, we were having a party at Josh’s house and we all held hands and ran into the ocean,”; she says. “We would run as fast as we could into the water and we’d keep running until we fell, but we were all scared because we didn’t know where the reef was because it was dark.”;
Elsewhere in the interview, Lawrence talks about her least favourite scene in the fist Hunger Games movie (hint: it involves giant dogs), her most difficult scene in Catching Fire, working with Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the difficulty of saying goodbye.
The new Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands Oct. 11.