Jennifer Lawrence’s BFF on going to the Oscars as a non-famous person

86th Annual Academy Awards - Backstage

We’ve all seen the footage of Jennifer Lawrence tripping once more at the Oscars.  This time she stumbled over a traffic cone just as she was giving a bit of a backward wave to someone in the crowd.  As she starts to fall, she reaches out and grabs the person in front of her.  That person is her best friend Laura Simpson who was Jen’s “date” for the night.  So what is it like being Jennifer Lawrence’s best friend and going along to one of the biggest nights on the Hollywood calandar in Jen’s shadow?

Laura decided to write about her experience as a non-famous person backstage at the Oscars and in the process reveals a few things about about her best buddy!  She writes about the highlights of her night in a really funny MySpace post.

Here’s what we get to find out about Jen and a night at the Oscars:

Picking a dress is super stressful, even when you’re not famous

“I had a complete meltdown. Somehow the night before the Oscars I managed to get into an argument with my best friend, my mom and my boyfriend. I think I cried more in the 12 hours before the Oscars than I have in 10 years—I was really getting into the drama of the evening. I somehow managed to make an entire event having nothing to do with me all about me and my precious feelings.”

Jennifer Lawrence loves Chandler Bing

Apparently it was their mutual affection for the Friends character that sparked things off for them as being their own true life friends.

There are men in camouflage with big guns guarding the red carpet

“Highland (between Sunset and Hollywood) is filled with barricades with different entry points so no crazy person can plow their car through, killing everyone on the red carpet. Guarding each entry point through the barricades are men in head to toe camouflage with gigantic automatic weapons (rifles? I don’t know guns).”

The red carpet is not for “normals”:

“We finally arrive at the red carpet and as we exit the car, my date eats sh– and uses my freshly done Lauren Conrad up do to break her fall,” Simpson writes. “The crowd goes wild. There are flashbulbs and people circling yet no one asks if I need any help because unless you are famous at the Oscars, you are completely invisible. … The only time anyone talks to you is if you are in the way of his or her photo.”

People get really drunk and really hungry during the awards

“It’s around this time that you realize you are STARVING and haven’t had any food since breakfast at 9 a.m. It’s hot and you feel like you’re going to pass out. After waiting for my date’s category, her dad and I decide to hit the bar and just watch from the monitor behind the bar and slam a few drinks to make this tolerable. The Academy really needs to spring for more hors d’oeuvres options because now everyone is hammered.”

6. Brad Pitt smells amazing

“Eventually we ask what cologne he’s wearing and he tells us, “I don’t wear cologne, it’s just my musk I guess.” I have to choose not to believe him because it would just be unfair to mankind.”

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