Written by Sara Bordon, March 9, 2016

She’s been known to make quite an appearance at award ceremonies, including her infamous fall while collecting her Best Actress Oscar in 2013, but at this year’s Academy Awards Jennifer Lawrence was a surprising no-show on the red carpet.

The 25-year-old finally made it to the ceremony, but with only minutes to spare before the show started, Jen had to be rushed down the red carpet and ushered into her seat, where she was said to be uncharacteristically subdued.

And while many were left thinking that JLaw simply wanted newcomer Brie Larson to take the spotlight during the awards, an insider has revealed that it was her anxiety – which she has suffered from since she was young – that got the best of her.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence  arrives on the red carpet for the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON        (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Just hours before Jennifer was due to walk the red carpet, she had a panic attack,’ says the mole. ‘Something flipped inside her and she couldn’t go through with it.’

‘Her anxiety was through the roof, and she turned up at the very last moment that it is possible to be allowed into the theatre.’

The actress has spoken out about her anxiety, revealing how she manages the symptoms. ‘I find a certain peace by thinking of me in public as sort of an avatar. You out there can have the avatar me. I can keep me, ‘ she says. ‘And I just try to acknowledge that this scrutiny is stressful, and that anyone would find it stressful,’

While Jen was spotted at the Vanity Fair after-party, the insider says she kept a low profile. ‘At the moment she’s trying to take each day as it comes.’

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