Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman Reunite in Sparkling Styles: Pics!
By Jackie Willis
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are arguably two of the most powerful blondes in Hollywood, and on Monday, they were together again on the red carpet.
The Big Little Lies co-stars and producers posed together at the 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City before Witherspoon presented Kidman with the Actress Tribute Award.
Kidman dazzled in a sequin Altuzarra dress and bag that she paired with sky-high Chloe Gosselin shoes, Fred Leighton jewels and an Omega watch.
As for Witherspoon, she also looked stunning in a gold-and-black Oscar de la Renta dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Michael Kors clutch and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
Upon presenting Kidman with her award, Witherspoon gushed over her friend and collaborator. "I’ve been one of her biggest fans since I saw one of her very first movies, Dead Calm,” she said in praise of the 50-year-old actress, adding that the 1989 movie was “simultaneously so vulnerable and so bada**.”
The 41-year-old actress continued, "I saw this movie when I was a girl and I thought, ‘That is my hero, that is the kind of woman I want to be.'"
Witherspoon went on to talk about what an honor it was to work with Kidman on the Emmy-winning HBO mini-series Big Little Lies.
"She’d come to set and she became this woman, Celeste Wright, who was the mother of two, the wife to a wealthy man, who seemingly has it all together, but she holds a secret in her heart, a dark secret," she said. "This powerful performance showed the intricacies of what so many women are going through in abusive relationships, and I truly believe this helped open up the conversation that so many people are having now about people who are facing the same struggle with abuse and harassment in their own lives. I truly believe that."
Kidman then took the stage to accept the accolade and greeted Witherspooon with a huge hug before proclaiming, "To know you is to love you, baby, so thank you."
The last time Kidman and Witherspoon were at an awards show together was the 69th annual Emmys in September, when Big Little Lies took home eight awards, including Outstanding Limited Series as well as Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern earning individual trophies for their roles.
"I'm a little spacey, for sure. It's exciting, because I just didn't expect any of this. It's really emotional for me," Witherspoon told ET after all the big wins. "I think about the little girls out there who watch women be the architect for their own stories and write their own stories and produce them and act in them, and take the power back, and be motivated by motivating them."
Here's more of our inspirational interview with Witherspoon: