Jennifer Lawrence reveals her greatest fear

Nov 18, 2013 at 8:02 a.m. ET

Jennifer Lawrence may be willing to slam critics and go head to head with the media, but she does have one fear that constantly plagues her thoughts... falling.

Jennifer Lawrence reveals her fear of falling

Jennifer Lawrence does not appear to be afraid of much. She is best known as the fearless heroine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, she's willing to tackle some difficult stunts and is always ready to candidly talk about camel toe and peeing in wetsuits.

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Yet the Oscar-winning actress has recently revealed there is one thing she is terrified of — falling over.

We can completely understand this fear, since unfortunately Lawrence did trip and fall at the 2013 Academy Awards. It was her moment to shine as she was awarded one of Hollywood's most prestigious accolades, the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, and the whole world gasped when the 23-year-old beauty fell on the stairs.

This event has clearly made Lawrence paranoid because she revealed to The Sun newspaper, "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."

Lawrence also shared that it is not just the red carpet that makes her nervous about falling. She is actually clumsy in her daily life and has to constantly force herself to overcome her fear of falling and avoid public humiliation.

"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?" she said.

Lawrence also revealed to The Metro, "I was just at my brother's wedding and I had to walk down all these stairs and I thought 'I can’t fall again! I can't.'"

"I don't have any plans to avoid future falls. I can only use sheer willpower. I will be much more focused when I'm walking."

Whether she is clumsy or not, her fans certainly do not care and Lawrence has become a beautiful role model to young girls because she tells it like it is.

She is the girl on fire and she won't allow Hollywood to put her in a box, constantly sending out messages of kindness and support and by refusing to starve herself for roles. Lawrence has improved many impressionable young girls' body image, so what if she humiliates herself every now and then?

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