All for One
Bonded by their new film, three actresses—tiffany HADDISH, SALMA HAYEK PINAULT, and ROSE Byrne—toast to being “one for all”
T iffany Haddish knows the importance of chemistry. So when she got the script for Like a Boss and learned she would potentially be playing Rose Byrne’s best friend, it was clear what she had to do: invite Byrne for a drink to figure out if they could pull off having a 20-year-long rapport. “We hung out for four hours,” says Haddish. “We’re sitting, we’re drinking, we’re eating, we’re laughing. Having so much fun. We just instantly connected. I was like, ‘Girl, I think we should walk down the street and see a psychic to see if we were sisters or cousins in a past life.’ ” “I was so nervous,” Byrne says of that first date. “The most important part of the movie is that we’re besties and have that connection. And we’re so different—but we figured out that we have so many things in common. We’re exactly 5 feet 6 and a half, have really small ears, were born in 1979...” Haddish and Byrne eased right into their characters, Mel and Mia, who, as best friends and beauty-brand co-founders, are stuck in a professional rut. All Like a Boss was missing was the right person to play Mel and Mia’s adversary, Claire Luna—an ambitious beauty CEO who invests in their small company and also tries to tear their friendship apart. Enter Salma Hayek Pinault. “I’ve never really done a girls’ film,” says Hayek Pinault. “And I’ve always wanted to.” So when director Miguel Arteta, with whom she worked in 2007’s Beatriz at Dinner, reached out about Like a Boss, she says she did something she never does: She signed on without reading the script. “The three of us were very different from each other, and that makes for a richer experience,” says Hayek Pinault. “I just fell in love with them.” In separate conversations, Hayek Pinault, Byrne, and Haddish share stories of ambition, age, science, and, ultimately, how each is right where she wants to be.
Haddish in a Gucci gown, Roberto Coin earrings, a Dior Fine Jewelry ring (on ring finger), and a Reinstein Ross ring. Hayek Pinault in a Gucci dress and a Roberto Coin ring. Byrne in a Gucci dress.
Haddish in a Givenchy coat and leggings, Elizabeth Locke hoops, and a Gucci brooch. Hayek Pinault in a Bottega Veneta coat, a Ruslan Baginskiy hat, a Kieselstein-cord belt, and Wing & Weft gloves. Byrne in a Givenchy jacket and leggings and an Elizabeth Locke bracelet.