Laura Dern 'Grateful' to Kanye West Because Of This

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Laura Dern has successfully acquired a cool mom vibe, and she has rapper Kanye West to thank for it.

The 52-year-old actress joined Ellen DeGeneres for a talk this Tuesday in "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." There, the "Big Little Lies" star discussed some of her notable roles throughout her many years in the showbiz industry.

DeGeneres took this chance to point out that one of the characters that she portrayed was actually printed on a shirt that the "Jesus Is King" artist wore in public.

On August 5, West stepped out with his wife Kim Kardashian in Calabasas, Calif. He was wearing a white long-sleeved T-shirt featuring a blue-tinged image of Dern from the film "Blue Velvet."

According to Dern, the shirt was a part of designer Raf Simons' homage to David Lynch, an award-winning director of various acclaimed films -- one of such films was Dern's "Blue Velvet," which was first released in 1986. Dern's shots from the movie was featured as a Simons' design, and it was exactly the one which was worn by West.

"What he didn't know is that he actually gave me a tiny bit if cred in my household of teenagers, and I'm really grateful," Dern said on West wearing the shirt which featured her.

This statement brought the audience to laughter. The Emmy winner further insisted that if any other rapper comes to DeGeneres' show, the host should hand them a shirt with her face on it.

"I'd really appreciate it because it's really working for me, guys," the actress replied. "Every mother should somehow get this opportunity when their kids are like 15."

To this, the 61-year-old show host promptly joked: "Name the rappers and I'll send them some shirts."

Dern has two kids, Ellery, 18, and Jay, 14, with former husband Ben Harper. The ex-couple were married in 2005, but Harper allegedly shocked Dern when he filed for divorce in 2010. Dern is currently living with their kids, and just this October, it has been reported that she agreed to reduce the child support payments from Harper.

Dern appeared in various films, such as "Mask," "Wild at Heart," and "Rambling Rose," for which she was given an Oscar nod. She made her way into the mainstream industry with Seven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster "Jurassic Park."

That same year, she won a Golden Globe Award for HBO's "Afterburn." She has also been acclaimed for her TV projects such as "Enlightened" and "Big Little Lies."

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