Actress Kat Dennings feared she would have to host the 2014 People's Choice Awards with her arm in a big bandage after slicing her finger open with a knife days before the big show.

The Thor star was cleaning the kitchen utensil when her hand slipped and the blade cut her finger to the bone.

She says, "I was cleaning a butcher knife... and there was something kind of on it and I was applying pressure and I slipped and like fell into the knife. It was horrible... It was also my right hand, which is my dominate hand... I saw my own bone. I was a mess. The next day I had my first rehearsal to host the People's Choice Awards and I was like, 'Oh, this is great, I'm going to have to host this thing with one hand...'"

Dennings had to take a trip to her local hospital to have the wound stitched up, but she hid the injury at the Hollywood ceremony in January (14) by asking her stylist to dress up her hand with black gauze and a diamond bracelet to match her dress.