Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern Are Engaged in a Hysterical Instagram Feud: What to Know

by Leanne Stahulak

Holywood star Reese Witherspoon has something crucial to say to her former co-star Laura Dern. But when Dern wouldn’t answer Witherspoon’s phone calls, the actress decided to call out Dern on Instagram to grab her attention.

Witherspoon began throwing shade at Dern by posting a hilarious screenshot from her phone. We see Witherspoon making a funny face at her camera as she tries to FaceTime her “Big Little Lies” co-star. But it says FaceTime is unavailable for the actress, hence Witherspoon’s comical expression. In her caption, Witherspoon writes, “Dern? You there?”

Several famous names commented on Reese Witherspoon’s post, including her fellow “Big Little Lies” co-star, Nicole Kidman. Kidman just posted a laughing face emoji and heart emoji. Witherspoon’s “Legally Blonde” co-star Selma Blair also commented with a hilarious pun: “Dern it!”

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When Dern apparently ~still~ did not answer Witherspoon’s call, the actress decided to throw even more shade. According to Hollywood Life, Witherspoon went on her Instagram stories to post a confessional video that totally slammed her co-star.

“You guys, do you ever have a friend who doesn’t answer her phone calls but is clearly on her phone because it looks delivered? And then also, you know she’s on Instagram because she posted? Because I have a friend like that too.” Reese Witherspoon stared blankly into the camera for several seconds at the end of the video. And, of course, she tagged Dern directly in the video.

This, consequently, was the last straw for Laura Dern. She finally responded to Witherspoon’s shade, by throwing more shade BACK at the “Legally Blonde” actress.

On her own Instagram page, Dern posted a two-second video that’s just her raising her hand and exclaiming at the camera, “What???” There’s no caption, just Reese Witherspoon being tagged.

Witherspoon’s response in the comments was simple: “Answer the PHONE!!!!”

Apparently, this conversation is too juicy to have over a series of comments and Instagram posts. Witherspoon will only talk to Dern directly on the phone.

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With Reese Witherspoon being both cryptic and insistent in her hassling, several fans started to wonder what all this was about.

Sure, it could just be that Witherspoon misses her fellow co-star and wants to chat on the phone. But maybe, fans speculate, it could indicate that Witherspoon needs to have a serious chat with Dern about working around her schedule for a third season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”

Witherspoon executive produced the drama, which aired from 2017-2019, along with Nicole Kidman. The series followed several upper-class mothers living in Monterey, California, who deal with murder and intrigue. Witherspoon, Dern, and Kidman starred alongside Zoe Kravitz, Meryl Streep, and Shailene Woodley.

“Big Little Lies” was a stellar success, but with so many big names on the show, it became impossible to coordinate their schedules for a new season. Perhaps that’s all changed now, with the pandemic slowing down different productions. We’ll keep an eye on Witherspoon and Dern’s Instagrams in the meantime in case they let anything slip.