Renée Zellweger Saved Salma Hayek From a Huge Costume Mistake

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In 2003, Renée Zellweger and Salma Hayek were nominated for the Academy Awards. Zellweger was in Chicago and Hayek was nominated thanks to her role in Frida. And while they were for the same award, Best Actress, Hayek explained that Zellweger helped her a lot because the night before the awards ceremony, her dress was torn. Fortunately, Zellweger had an extra dress and Hayek managed to get to the show and still look amazing.

Hayek presented the Best Actress award to Zellweger at the National Review Board Awards Gala last night in New York and shared the story. Although both lost to Nicole Kidman, the wardrobe malfunction approached them.

“It was annoying because at some point I wish she won, it’s amazing, ” Hayek said of Zellweger and the 2003 awards season. Both had been nominated for multiple awards and saw each other over the months between film festivals and the Oscars
«And even last night, when my big butt exploded in the seams of my Oscar dress and had no Oscar dress, she ended up giving me one of her dresses that, thank God, was wide here [he gestured around her butt] and elastic here [made a gesture around her breasts]. That’s what I put on that night, ” said Hayek. That year, she wore a black and white Carolina Herrera dress.

Salma Hayek Wearing Carolina Herrera and Wearing Harry Winston Earrings (Photo by Sgranitz / Wireimage)

She went on to say that Zellweger had a “heart of gold and never says unpleasant things about others,” reports People. The feeling is mutual. The magazine notes that Zellweger met Hayek at the airport, after taking a break from acting and said Hayek offered some wise advice.

«Did you share this beautiful … metaphor? Analogy? “The rose does not bloom all year … unless it is plastic,” Zellweger said. “I understood. Why does that mean? It means you have to pretend you’re okay to go and do the following. And you probably need to stop right now, but this creative opportunity is so exciting and is once-in-a-lifetime and you’ll regret not having done so. But really, no, you should recover and, you know … rest «. The rest seems to be exactly what Zellweger needed. She is back on the awards circuit with her role in Judy, which earned her a Golden Globe.