Following her nasty tumble up the steps, the 45-year-old actress received some much-needed assistance from Irish actor Paul Mescal and a man in the front row, who also rushed to her aid.
Almost immediately, Twitter users were quick to comment about the similarity between her fall and Lawrence’s infamous nosedive at the Academy Awards back in 2013.
Once she was back on her feet, the Oscar winner made a speedy recovery and went on to deliver an inspirational speech, honoring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
During her speech, the mother-of-two, who scooped up the same award at last year’s ceremony, was honored for her role as Tammy Wynette in George and Tammy.
As she accepted the trophy, the performer offered a motivational message to aspiring and struggling actors as she said: ‘I’m doing a show right now in New York, I’m doing A Doll’s House and every day after the show I get to meet people at the stage door and I meet a lot of actors, who tell me their stories and it reminds me of when I was in college.’
Oh no: Jessica Chastain is getting compared to Jennifer Lawrence, after briefly tripping over her dress on her way to accept a SAG Award for Best Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Oh no! Following her nasty tumble up the steps, the 45-year-old actress received a hand up from Irish actor Paul Mescal and a man in the front row, who rushed to her aid
Drawing comparison: Social media users were quick to compare the fall to the one Lawrence had back in 2013 at the Oscars (seen above)
‘Philip Seymour Hoffman came to speak to my class and I told all his frustrating stories about auditions and he encouraged us to keep going even when we thought no one was watching us,’ she continued. ‘And he said at the end of the talk, ‘I look forward to working with each of you’. It really shocked me because it was like he brought it into being. A few years later it came true and I had the opportunity to do a play with him.’
‘I’m telling this story right now because it reminds me of how powerful our mind is and what our thoughts can do, so I want to tell everyone who might be struggling at home, to all the actors I get to meet, ‘Keep going, you’re one job away. I look forward to working with you, I’ll see you on set and I love you,’ Chastain told viewers.
Jessica paid tribute to her fellow nominees, Emily Blunt (The English), Julia Garner (Inventing Anna), Niecy Nash Betts (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story), and Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout) before pledging to share her award with co-star Michael Shannon.
She said: ‘Thank you so much to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, I just have to recognise my fellow nominees -Amanda, Emily, Julia, Niecy – I have seen all of your performances and I am in awe of you and your talent, they’re amazing…I share this with Michael Shannon, who I believe is one of our greatest working actors.’
‘It was a dream collaboration from day one and I wouldn’t have got to day two without his support,’ she concluded.
She didn’t seem too fazed by her fall as she explained that she was momentarily ‘trapped’ in her gown before some ‘very nice men’ helped her up.
‘I am the one who never expects this is going to happen,’ she told ET after accepting the win. ‘Yeah, I fell on the stairs, that’s good because some people didn’t know that I did.’
Chastain wore a voluminous fuchsia gown, adorned with vertical ruffles down the front, to the star-studded ceremony.
For the occasion, she accessorized her floor-length dress from Zuhair Murad, which features a plunging neckline, a hot pink lipstick and colorful statement earrings.
Back on her feet: The Oscar winner made a speedy recovery as she quickly picked herself up and went on to deliver a moving speech, honoring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman
Ouch: Despite the fall, she didn’t miss a beat as she went on to collect her trophy
A stumble: Almost immediately, Twitter users were quick to remark at the similarity between her fall and Lawrence’s nosedive at the Academy Award back in 2013
Funny: Some poked fun at the star as they quipped that Chastain was honoring Jennifer Lawrence’s infamous fall
‘Thrilled with the small amount of steps at the #SAGAwards I’ve spent 70% of my life worrying about actresses falling up stairs. UPDATE: 10 seconds after I tweeted this Jessica Chastain fell up the stairs. I blame me,’ another wrote
‘Jessica Chastain fell up the stairs,’ a third social media user wrote
Her nearly waist-length red tresses cascaded down her back in pin-straight strands.
Jessica’s makeup artist Kristofer Buckle used products from Charlotte Tilbury to achieve the actress’s look for the evening – which was ‘inspired by a punk princess’, he revealed.
‘Today’s look was inspired by a punk princess, matching her lips to her Gucci gown, and choosing a fierce black winged liner on her upper lid,’ he revealed – explaining that he used the Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick in Panther to get that perfect wing on her eyes, while her lip color was created using the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Velvet Underground.
‘I also added the new Hollywood Glow Glide Highlighter in Moonlit Glow to her shoulders and décolletage,’ Kristofer added, while the newly-launched Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand accentuated the actress’s natural glow.
The Molly’s Game is nominated for Showtime’s miniseries about George Jones and Tammy Wynette, which aired its finale episode in December.
The show reunited her and Michael Shannon, who she starred with in the 2011 psychological thriller Take Shelter.
The show follows Tammy and George as they thunder through drugs, fights and even – in her case – shock therapy.
The duo had a dramatic and explosive marriage from 1969 to 1975, scarred by problems including his galloping alcoholism.
Looking good! For the occasion, she accessorized her floor-length dress from Zuhair Murad, which features a plunging neckline, a hot pink lipstick and colorful statement earrings
SAG Awards 2023 WINNERS: AT A GLANCE
Cast in a Motion Picture: Everything Everywhere All At Once
Male Actor in a Leading Role: Brendan Fraser – The Whale
Female Actor in a Leading Role: Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All At Once
How sweet it is: Everything Everywhere All At Once nearly swept the film categories including top honor Cast in a Motion Picture
Ensemble in a Drama Series: The White Lotus
Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Abbott Elementary
Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series: Sam Elliott – 1883
Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series: Jessica Chastain – George & Tammy
Male Actor in a Drama Series: Jason Bateman – Ozark
Female Actor in a Drama Series: Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus
Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Allen White – The Bear
Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Jean Smart – Hacks