At the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jessica Chastain had a moment that she’ll never forget. While making her way to the stage to accept her award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, the acclaimed actress tripped and fell!
The incident happened in front of a live audience, as well as millions of viewers around the world. Chastain was graceful about the fall, quickly getting back up and continuing to the stage. As she accepted her award, she joked, “Well, that was unexpected!”
The moment quickly went viral, with many people comparing it to Jennifer Lawrence’s infamous fall at the 2013 Oscars. Fans of Chastain on social media were quick to dub the incident the “JLaw fall,” in honor of Lawrence.
The actress was able to laugh off the incident, and even joked about it in her acceptance speech. She thanked her fellow nominees and said, “It takes a lot of courage to get up on that stage. I’m proof of that!”
The moment was an unexpected one, but it didn’t take away from Chastain’s big win. She had just won her first SAG award, and was clearly overjoyed.
The 2023 SAG Awards will always be remembered as the night Jessica Chastain took a tumble, but it will also be remembered as the night she won her first SAG Award. Her grace and humor in the face of the unexpected fall only made her win more special.
No matter what the future holds for Chastain, she’ll always remember the night she did the “JLaw fall” with a smile.
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