Jennifer Lawrence Said She Confronted Anderson Cooper at a Party Over Comments He Made About Her

Saturday October 24, 2020

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence  (Source:AP Photo/Francois Mori)

During her appearance on the podcast "Absolutely Not," Jennifer Lawrence revealed that she used to have beef with CNN's Anderson Cooper...and called him out at a Christmas party, People magazine reports.

It started with Lawrence's unforgettable Oscars moment when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2013 for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook." When she walked to the stage to accept her trophy, Lawrence notoriously tripped up the stairs and fell on live TV.

"I was ready for it. I was very nervous and also very superstitious. I didn't want to acknowledge the possibility that I would win. I didn't want to write down a speech," Lawrence said. "I had everything in my head. 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."

But where does Cooper come into the picture? Lawrence said she saw him talk about her moment on CNN and claimed that her blunder was fake.

"Anderson Cooper, I saw him on CNN three days later saying, 'Well she obviously faked the fall,' and it was so devastating because it was this horrific humiliation to me," she said. "I don't know if I'll ever have a chance to give a speech like that again, so it didn't feel good for me not to have a speech."

She added: "I'll tell you what, I saw him at a Christmas party and I let him know. My friend told me a vein was bulging out of my eyes. He apologized. I think we're good friends now. On my end, we're all good. What I led with was, 'Have you ever tried to walk up stairs in a ball gown? So then how do you know.' He apologized immediately and said he didn't know and gave this wonderful apology. I was all fired up...he probably told everyone I was a psycho."

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