On HBO's hit Big Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon (opens in new tab) and Laura Dern (opens in new tab) play characters who don't always (or even often) get along. In real life, the two women get along just great, tyvm.
Like really great. Like, do-joint-interviews-and-gush-about-how-we're-real-life-best-friends great. In 2017, Witherspoon and Dern (opens in new tab) did a joint interview with the New York Times (opens in new tab) and opened up about their close bond.
Dern talked about taking care of each other's families:
"We love each other’s families. I was just in London and my son sprained his ankle and Reese texted me: Did I need anything? Or, when Reese was away, I got to have dinner with her daughter."
Witherspoon revealed that even their kids are tight:
"On Mother’s Day we were with our mothers and our kids, and her mother was telling us stories about old Hollywood. Our daughters go out to lunch and dinner and talk, even though they’re just teenagers. It’s nice for them to have a place to talk about their shared experiences as children of actresses, children in show business."
On Saturday, the frequent costars (opens in new tab) (they also appeared together in 2014's hit, Wild (opens in new tab), based on Cheryl Strayed's (opens in new tab) memoir of the same name) met up for lunch and holiday cheer in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. The holiday cheer was on full display in the actresses' coordinating, Christmas-colored outfits.
Witherspoon (opens in new tab) wore a black turtleneck tucked into a very Christmas-y, knee-length plaid skirt and black ankle boots. She accessorized the look with plain black sunglasses and black and gold bracelets.
Dern, on the other hand, wore a bright red pantsuit over a simple white t-shirt. Dern's accessories included literal rose-colored glasses, dangly silver earrings, black shoes, and a black leather bag.
Just to drive home the fact that they are the best of friends, Witherspoon and Dern (opens in new tab) hugged as they parted ways, even though they were 100 percent about to go text each other from their cars.
The real hero of this outing, however, was not Witherspoon or Dern. No, it was the little boy (opens in new tab)in the "Dude" shirt who was photographed walking approximately two feet in front of them and looking bored AF.
Clearly, to him, they are not Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, famous and acclaimed actresses. They are just two boring moms talking about boring mom stuff and being boring.
You are a holiday gift to us all, "Dude" boy.
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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