Salma Hayek says Renée Zellweger lent her a dress at 2003 Oscars after her 'big butt' tore her gown apart

Zellweger, on the other hand, said that Hayek had given her sound advice when she decided to take a break from showbiz


                            Salma Hayek says Renée Zellweger lent her a dress at 2003 Oscars after her 'big butt' tore her gown apart
Renée Zellweger, Salma Hayek (Getty Images)

Actress Salma Hayek is quite grateful for Renée Zellweger and her quick thinking.

While presenting the best actress award to Zellweger at the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York City on January 8, Hayek revealed that Zellweger lent her a spare dress at the 2003 Academy Awards after hers tore at the seams.

In 2003, both the stunning ladies were nominated for Best Actress — Zellweger for 'Chicago', and Hayek for 'Frida'. "It was annoying because at some point I would go, I wish she wins, she's so amazing," she said.

"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 stretchy here (gestured to her chest). That's what I wore for that night," Hayek said about the grand Carolina Herrera gown, which had an embellished black bodice and a white A-line skirt. 

Sadly, at the time, both the actresses lost to Nicole Kidman for her performance in 'Hours'.

"I really wish that they would have a tie so that we could both win but we both lost," Hayek added.

Hayek showered praise and love on Zellweger, saying that she has a heart of gold and that she never says "unkind" things about anyone. 

In an interview with New York Magazine, Zellweger said that Hayek had given her sound advice when she decided to take a break from showbiz.

"She shared this beautiful… metaphor? Analogy? 'The rose doesn't bloom all year… unless it's plastic,'" Zellweger said. "I got it. Because what does that mean? It means that you have to fake that you're okay to go and do this next thing. And you probably need to stop right now, but this creative opportunity is so exciting and it's once-in-a-lifetime and you will regret not doing it. But actually, no, you should collect yourself and, you know… rest."

Recently, Zellweger won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in 'Judy'.

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