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1 of 1 Jennifer Lawrence has a fear of falling on red carpets
Jennifer Lawrence has a fear of falling on red carpets

The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has become anxious about tripping over on the red carpet since her tumble at the 2013 Oscars.

The 23-year-old Silver Linings Playbook star explained that she has a fear of falling flat on her face at important events.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Lawrence said: ''My mom taught me to laugh at myself. What else can I do? There are so many things that I do and say which come out wrong because I don't think before speaking. I make a fool of myself easier than anyone I know. But that's part of the way I was allowed to be when growing up. I get so nervous before going down red carpets - particularly after that fall at the Oscars.

''I've tripped at least a couple of other times, too. I managed to forget to thank both the director and producer when I went on stage, so I wonder what was worse? I had to walk down the stairs at the wedding of my older brother recently and thought, 'I cannot fall again. I just can't.''

Jennifer further explained that she is delighted her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games has inspired young girls, adding: ''A lot of people have picked up on the fact that I don't diet and that it's better to be happy and healthy. That, again, is the way I was brought up. My mom never once said, 'I think you should lose weight.' I have had that said to me in Hollywood and I just ignore it.

''There are too many fashion police out there judging us all on looks and weight. One of the many things I love about my character, Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games is that although she is fit and strong, she's never thin.

''She's a great role model for girls in that she is tough and determined, yet also shows kindness and love.''

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