American actress Jennifer Lawrence told Heather McMahan on her podcast "Absolutely Not" about how she really let CNN's Anderson Cooper have it for his accusations that she faked her fall while walking up the steps to the stage during the 2013 Oscars.
That night Lawrence won the award for Best Actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook." She said she was nervous but prepared in case she won.
“I had everything in my head,” recalled Lawrence during the podcast. “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. I can look back at it now fondly but for a very long time the fall thing was very sensitive.”
Three days after the incident, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said of the actress on his show, "Well, she obviously faked the fall."
Lawrence said his comment was "devastating because it was this horrific humiliation to me."
“I’ll tell you what,” she continued, “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?”
The actress said Cooper immediately gave a "wonderful" apology, and she believes they are on good terms now.
Lawrence is able to laugh at the whole thing now and joked that he probably told everyone she was "psycho."