Kristen Stewart had good reason to be at least little Les Miserables at Sunday's Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The Twilight actress, 22, attended the Academy Awards sans love Robert Pattinson (in Australia filming) but with one very noticeable accessory: Crutches. Stewart went without that aid when she presented an award with Daniel Radcliffe -- limping a bit painfully toward the podium.
According to the Associated Press, the blockbuster actress encountered another A-list actress backstage before that presentation-- Anne Hathaway, immediately after her Best Supporting Actress victory -- and finally dispelled the mystery behind her unexplained injury.
"Oh no!" the Prada-clad Les Miserables star, 31, exclaimed in sympathy, seeing Stewart's crutch.
"I know, I'm an idiot," Stewart (stunning in a Reem Acra gown, Jimmy Choo heels and Fred Leighton jewelry) replied. "But congratulations!" she said, eyeing Hathaway's hard-earned Oscar.
"Please tell me you're going on stage with those [crutches]," Hathaway said, the AP reports. "Nope," Stewart replied. "I'm gonna hobble."
Quipped the "I Dreamed a Dream" singer: "Well, break a leg . . . Oops!" Stewart then explained that she cut her foot recently after stepping on glass. "I just hope [the wound] doesn't open up right now."
Indeed, Stewart's glam squad told Us Weekly more about the young star's injury. "She had sliced her foot and everyone was worrying about would she wear heels or flats or one heel, crutches or no crutches," manicurist Ashlie Johnson told Us. "She tried so many options, she was really a trouper."
"Kristen was nervous about her crutches so having her friends around playing music was just what she needed," hairstylist Danilo said. "We all were trying to make her feel better and her friends were trying to tell her she'd be fine, she has insecurities about being in front of people so today was even tougher."