5 Fictional Reasons Jennifer Lawrence Was So Late for the Oscars

Perfection takes time, okay?

Clothing, Flooring, Dress, Outerwear, Formal wear, Style, Carpet, Suit, Premiere, Fashion,
(Image credit: Getty)

As the clock counted down to 8:30 p.m. and the Dolby Theatre's disembodied voice started hustling people inside, a feathery/lacy/Dior-clad Jennifer Lawrence (opens in new tab) barreled in—riiiight as the red carpet (opens in new tab) ended—much to the relief of the internet. But why did she show up so late, depriving us of any interviews or the customary awards-show trip? Here, we speculate. 

Human, Flooring, Style, Dress, Formal wear, Gown, Carpet, Beauty, Fashion, Fashion model,

(Image credit: Getty)

1. David O. Russell just took SO long getting ready.

Clothing, Coat, Trousers, Dress, Shirt, Suit, Outerwear, Formal wear, Collar, Style,

(Image credit: Getty)

"YOU DON'T NEED ANY MORE CONTOUR, DAVID. GAWD."

2. She was determined to avoid a twin moment (opens in new tab).

3. She was hanging out at the mall (again) and lost track of time.

At least she didn't skip the ceremony completely (opens in new tab) this year. 

4. She took a wrong turn.

5. She's a Hollywood alpha now, so she can do whatever the F she pleases.

Follow Marie Claire on Instagram (opens in new tab) for the latest celeb news, pretty pics, funny stuff, and an insider POV.

Chelsea Peng
Assistant Editor

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.