“What are you laughing at?”: Jared Leto Said Alleged Feud With Jennifer Lawrence after Her Oscars Incident Was a Misunderstanding, Blamed it on Ellen DeGeneres


Almost everyone loves Jennifer Lawrence, but it appears that Jared Leto was wary of her antics at one of her previous Oscar nights. The Causeway actress has put so much effort into keeping her appearance approachable that some critics have found it difficult to rate her on the likeability scale. As a result, she occasionally gets into a fight with either critics or her fellow A-listers—though not the kind you might expect.

Her alleged conflict with Jared Leto was one of them, but it was later clarified as a miscommunication. In an interview with Access Hollywood, the actor-musician, 51, described how an irate Lawrence could not understand why he was laughing after she took the stage to present the 2014 Oscar for Best Actor. According to Leto, he was apparently laughing at host Ellen DeGeneres’ hysterical


mumbling in reference to her 2013 Oscars incident.

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Jared Leto Explained Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscars Stage Behavior

was honored with the 2013 Academy Award for Best Performance in a Leading Role for her outstanding Tiffany in S ilver Linings Playbook. But as she approached the award to accept it, she stumbled and fell to the ground. She quizzed an audience member during the Academy Awards while onstage, ” Later, it was revealed that the individual was  .

The star gave an explanation of his side. He blamed Ellen DeGeneres for the alleged feud he had with Lawrence following the Oscars incident. Leto recalled:


“She said, ‘What are you laughing at?’ But what she didn’t know was that Ellen was on the side…making, pantomiming [motions like], ‘Don’t fall, don’t fall,’ and my mom and my brother are all cracking up.”

The member of further added, jokingly:

“I guess we don’t have any manners. You can take them out of Louisiana but you can’t take Louisiana out of them, right?..You know, I’m starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act.”

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Reaction to Claims That She Faked Her Oscar Fall

Jared Leto was not the only celebrity to question Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar fall. Following the incident, news anchor Anderson Cooper speculated that there was more to the Oscar-winning actresses’ fall.


Lawrence, 33, discussed the “” fall on Heather McMahan’s Absolutely Not podcast (via ):

“I was very nervous and also very superstitious. I didn’t want to acknowledge the possibility that I would win..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.”

Lawrence was sensitive about the incident and even got offended when Cooper made a joke about her a few days later, despite the fact that she had received a standing ovation from the audience after her fall. The actress further added:


“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. 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 last appeared as Maddie Barker in Gene Stupnitsky’s , which earned $87 million and received mixed reviews from critics. The Columbia Pictures films also starred Andrew Barth Feldman, Natalie Morales, Laura Benanti, and Matthew Broderick.

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