Jennifer Lawrence says she confronted Anderson Cooper after accusation of fake Oscars fall


Jennifer Lawrence is setting the record straight after Anderson Cooper accused her of faking her notorious Oscars fall in 2013.

Lawrence, during an appearance on the "Absolutely Not" podcast with Heather McMahan, detailed the moment when she found out Cooper had slighted her untimely fall, saying she set the record straight with him.

"I had everything in my head," she recalls of the big Oscars moment. "I was very, very nervous but I was ready. All of the adrenaline clears out and they call my name and I'm elated and I'm in shock."

"And then I fell, and it erased everything from my mind. My full brain went blank," she remembers. "I can look back at it now fondly, but for a very long time the fall thing was very sensitive."

Three days after her big Oscar win, she heard Cooper say on his show, "Well, she obviously faked the fall." That's when Lawrence kicked things into gear, noting that his words were "devastating because it was this horrific humiliation to me."

Later, she ran into Cooper at a Christmas party. "I'll tell you what," she recounts, "I saw him at a Christmas party and I let him know. My friend told me a vein was bulging out of my eyes."

"What I led with was 'Have you ever tried to walk upstairs in a ball gown? So then how do you know?'" she said.

The actress explained that her jab was quickly followed up with a "wonderful" apology, and she remains friends with Cooper to this day - even laughing, saying he probably told everyone she was a "psycho."

"On my death bed, the last thing I'll say is 'Anderson Cooper,'" she joked.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Academy is making some changes to the 2021 Oscars to account for the films that had delayed debuts or were forced into different modes of unveiling.

Now, the Academy says they will be allowing films screened at drive-ins to qualify for Oscars in the coming year.

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