You’d think that falling over at the Oscars would be classified as anyone’s most embarrassing moment, but not for Jennifer Lawrence. While on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, she topped that cringe-inducing moment by recounting the time she introduced an older woman as Elizabeth Taylor. Yep, the same Elizabeth Taylor who passed away in March 2011.
Tripping at the Oscars was not Jennifer Lawrence’s most embarrassing moment.
“She was being really, really nice, really complimentary. And in my head, I just went, ‘This is Elizabeth Taylor.’ Who was dead at the time. She’s still dead. She’s since passed. I didn’t know that,” Lawrence told Fallon. “The whole time she’s talking to me, I’m going, ‘Oh my God, this is Elizabeth Taylor.’”
Utterly convinced that she was talking with the ’60s icon, who by this time was heaping on the praise, Lawrence returned the compliments: “Me? No, you! Your movies that I can’t name, your fashion moments that I don’t know. You’re unbelievable!” The situation reached its ultimate cringe threshold when a friend walked past: “I grabbed her and was like, ‘This is Elizabeth Taylor!’” Lawrence said. “And she was like, ‘No, it’s not.’” Naturally, Lawrence then bolted to the other side of the room.
Oh, and then there was that other time she met Francis Ford Coppola (who directed The Godfather) without realizing her dress was unzipped—and showing off her thong. Keep on living your best life, J.Law.
Watch the actress retell her two most embarrassing moments right here: