Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she confronted CNN anchor Anderson Cooper — after he suggested she faked her famous fall at the 2013 Academy Awards.
The “Silver Linings Playbook” actress, 30, recalled she was “very, very nervous” the night of her fall, which happened when she was collecting her award for Best Actress.
“My full brain went blank. I can look back at it now fondly but for a very long time the fall thing was very sensitive,” she told Heather McMahan on the “Absolutely Not” podcast.
Lawrence said she was still recovering from the embarrassment when she heard Cooper musing on his show about whether she faked the stunt.
“It was so devastating because it was this horrific humiliation to me, that took away — I don’t know if I’ll ever have the chance to give a speech like that again,” Lawrence said.
Months later, she had a run-in with Cooper at a holiday party and decided to confront him, asking, “Have you ever tried to walk up stairs in a ballgown? So then how do you know?”
“He apologized immediately, he was like, ‘I don’t know, I have no idea’ and [gave this] wonderful apology. And I was all fired up,” Lawrence.
Lawrence said he “probably told everyone that I was a psycho,” but added that all is well now between her and the newsman.
“I think we’re good friends now,” she said.