This Is Why Jennifer Lawrence Fell at the Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence W Magazine Cover Large - P 2013

Jennifer Lawrence W Magazine Cover Large - P 2013

The award-winning actress reveals exactly why she was thinking about cake when she tripped, in W magazine's February issue.

It's been nearly a year since Jennifer Lawrence's famous fall at the Oscars as she went up to accept the best actress award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook -- and now, we know why.

In the February issue of W magazine, the actress reveals what was going through her head when she tripped, walking up the stage in her voluminous Dior dress.

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"I was at the Oscars, waiting to hear if my name was called, and I kept thinking, Cakewalk, cakewalk, cakewalk. I thought, Why is 'cakewalk' stuck in my head?" she told the magazine. "And then, as I started to walk up the stairs and the fabric from my dress tucked under my feet, I realized my stylist had told me, 'Kick, walk, kick, walk.' You are supposed to kick the dress out while you walk, and I totally forgot because I was thinking about cake! And that's why I fell."

We don't blame the girl for thinking about cake -- Lawrence did tell The Hollywood Reporter that she "forgot to eat because it was so stressful at my house and I didn't have time."

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W's "Movie Issue," which features six different cover stars -- including Lawrence, Amy Adams, Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong'o -- is available now on newsstands.