She plays controlling parent Madeline Mackenzie in Big Little Lies.
And Reese Witherspoon, 43, oozed glamour in a satin purple dress at the Big Little Lies photocall in Los Angeles on Wednesday – after being hilariously teased on Instagram by HBO for being ‘short’ in reference to the new series.
The stunning actress, 43, looked as fabulous as ever in the bold frock which she paired with nude stilettos and sparkling earrings.
Sensational: Reese Witherspoon, 43, oozed glamour in a satin purple dress at the Big Little Lies photocall in Los Angeles on Wednesday
Wearing her blonde locks in a bob, the Hollywood star highlighted her incredible beauty with a smoky eye.
Reese later took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of her 12-year-old younger self, with the caption: ‘Felt cute, will post 20 years later. #TBT #Freeway (1996!)’.
HBO hilariously took to the comments to tease the Hollywood star, writing: ‘When Mary Louise calls you “short”‘ – in reference to an iconic line delivered by Meryl Streep in the first episode of the brand new series.
Reese’s character was pitted up against straight-talking Mary Louise Wright (Meryl), who is a combination of the mother-in-law from hell, a nosy detective and a passive-aggressive tyrant.
‘Short’: HBO hilariously took to the comments to tease the Hollywood star, writing ‘ When Mary Louise calls you “short”‘ – in reference to an iconic line delivered by Meryl Streep in the first episode of the brand new series
Stunning: The Hollywood star wore her blonde locks in a bob with loose curls
The uncomfortable exchange saw Mary Louise throwing a slew of snide comments to Madeline with one being that ‘short people are untrustworthy’.
The new series saw the introduction of Perry Wright’s mother, Mary Louise, played by 69-year-old Meryl who has come to the town of Monterey to uncover the truth of her son’s death after he was killed at the end of the first season.
As the first episode of the new series aired, Reese kept fans of the hit HBO show entertained as she live-tweeted throughout the season two premiere on Sunday evening.
Fabulous: The stunning actress, 43, looked as fabulous as ever in the bold frock which she paired with nude stilettos and sparkling earrings
In response to the ‘short’ comment, Reese took to Twitter to defend her character as well as to rally support around Madeline, which Big Little Lies fans found hysterical.
Reese shared the clip from the show, showing Meryl looking her up and down as she was told: ‘You are very short.’
Alongside the footage, Reese typed: ‘Hey @jaboukie … shorties unite!! #BLL2.’
The star then uploaded anther meme depicting the moment Madeline told Mary Louise that she had been rude – only to then be subjected to more passive aggressive abuse from the character.
Breathtaking: Reese highlighted her incredible beauty with a smoky eye and a pink lip
Fierce: The new series saw the introduction of Perry’s mother, Mary Louise Wright, played by Meryl Streep, 69, – who has come to Monterey to uncover the truth of her son’s death
Mocking the scene, Reese posted: ‘Perry’s mom sure knows how to make an introduction! #BLL2.’
In another funny tweet, Reese retweeted one fan message that read: ‘Mary Louise in #BigLittleLies: You’re very short… I find little people to be untrustworthy’, which was alongside an image of a small little girl pulling a shocked and offended face.
Reese added to the comical image by typing: ‘I mean… how rude!’
Defending her character: Reese took to Twitter to defend her character as well as to rally support around Madeline – which fans found hysterical
Comical: The star then uploaded anther meme where Madeline told Mary Louise she had been rude – only to then be subjected to more passive aggressive verbal abuse
Viewers threw their support behind the fictional character by replying on the micro-blogging website.
One typed: ‘We shorties are fierce tho.’
‘#IStandWithMadelineMarthaMackenzie,’ added another.
Enjoying the joke, one fan typed: ‘All 4 ft 8 of me is standing up with the shorties, my friends #shortiesunite.’
‘We shorties are fierce’: Viewers threw their support behind the fictional character by replying on the micro-blogging website
‘Untrustworthy? We’re just cute #BLL2’ and ‘I’m really short…I must be very untrustworthy!’ added others.
Speaking in a recent interview with Heat magazine, Reese, who is also an executive producer on the show, shared how the final episode of season one led to viewers discussing the treatment of women in society.
The star said: ‘We had no idea there was going to be that kind of public response to this show, that it was going to converge with this moment of women – sensing their need to be leaders, and step up and talk about their experiences with strength and with encouragement.
Secret: Season one ended with The Monterey Five (pictured) all maintaining that the death of Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) was an accident, setting the scene for the season
She continued: ‘And I do think that is part of the reason that we felt like a second season was not just a great experience for us to get back [together], but to talk about “now what”, you know?’
Adding on how the cast drew on their life experiences when bringing the characters to life, the Hollywood star said: ‘We’ve talked about trauma, we’ve experienced trauma, we see each other’s trauma, but how do we cope with it?
‘And how do we go on and how do we carry on? So, that was a big theme that we explored in season two.’
Reese, who is pals with her fellow cast members Meryl, Nicole Kidman, 51, Zoe Kravitz, 30, Laura Dern, 52, and Shailene Woodley, 27, revealed the group often get together to wind down with a glass of wine after filming.
A-list cast: Starring alongside the critically acclaimed actress in the intriguing series is (L-R) Reese, Zoe Kravitz, 30, Laura Dern, 52, Shailene Woodley, 27, Nicole Kidman, 51, and Meryl Streep, 69