Jessica Chastain reacted to the viral clip of her taking a fall after she attempted to climb the stairs to the stage to accept her award at the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards show on Sunday.
The 45-year-old actress tweeted to her one million followers on Monday as she cracked a joke about being “swept off my feet” after she scored the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series. She took home the award for her role as legendary country singer Tammy Wynette in “George and Tammy.”
“The shock of last night really swept me off my feet!” Chastain wrote. “To my fellow SAG members, THANK YOU. It means so much to be recognized by you. I am honored to be able to bring the story of #GeorgeAndTammy to you. I loved playing Tammy Wynette.”
The shock of last night really swept me off my feet! 😅 To my fellow SAG members, THANK YOU. It means so much to be recognized by you. I am honored to be able to bring the story of #GeorgeAndTammy to you. I loved playing Tammy Wynette. pic.twitter.com/4sN5MvLzQI
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 27, 2023
In video that surfaced on social media, the “Interstellar” star’s name was called at the SAG Awards, and in her hot pink floor-length ball gown, she attempted to ascend the staircase leading to the stage.
However, the very long dress appeared to have gotten in her way and she stumbled, falling forward before catching herself with her hands on the stairs. She stood up and smiled before taking the stage.
After taking home the award, Chastain told People magazine she was “a little embarrassed” by the stumble on the stairs.
“I’m a little embarrassed I tripped on the stairs — but I had two very handsome men helping me up [one of whom was Paul Mescal]— so that wasn’t so bad,” the actress shared. “I’m just so over the moon and happy and I can’t believe it.”
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“I am the one who never expects this is going to happen,” Chastain shared with Entertainment Tonight. “Yeah, I fell on the stairs, that’s good because some people didn’t know that I did.”
“I was trapped in my dress and I had very nice men helping me, so that was a plus,” she added.
The 29th SAG Awards ceremony was held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California.
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