Renée Zellweger saved the day after Salma Hayek's 'big butt' rips gown
Salma Hayek and Renée Zellweger are clearly the kind of friends that have no qualms when it comes to sharing clothing.
While presenting Zellweger with the Best Actress Award at the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York on Wednesday, Hayek shared an amusing anecdote about the time when the actress leant her a helping hand after a wardrobe malfunction.
Both actresses were nominated for Best Actress at the 2003 Academy Awards for their performances in Frida and Chicago, respectively.
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And the Bridget Jones's Diary actress ended up loaning Hayek a dress from her personal collection after Hayek's gown ripped apart at the seams.
"It was annoying because at some point I would go, I wish she wins, she’s so amazing," the 53-year-old recalled, while presenting Zellweger the award for her performance as Judy Garland in Judy.
"And even the night before when my big butt exploded the seams of my Oscar dress and I had no dress for the Oscars, she ended up giving me one of her dresses that, thank God, was wide here [gestured around her butt] and stetchy here [gestured around her breasts]. That’s what I wore for that night," she continued, per People magazine.
"I really wish that they would have a tie so that we could both win but we both lost," the From Dusk till Dawn actress added.
Hayek and Zellweger ultimately lost out on the honour to Nicole Kidman, who won for her role in The Hours.
Zellweger also received a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Motion Picture on Sunday for Judy. While accepting her fourth Golden Globe win, she said:
"Wow, I really am up here. Well, hi everybody, it’s nice to see you. Y’all look pretty good 17 years later. Thank you to the [Hollywood Foreign Press Association] for inviting me back to the family reunion, especially with all these extraordinary ladies this year. I mean it; your work moves me. It moves me. And I’ve been cheering for y’all from theater seats for a long time."