Because she'll always be Annette

By Sharon Kanter
February 20, 2017 01:54 PM
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When Cruel Intentions: The Musical debuted in 2015 in Los Angeles, three stars of the 1999 hit — Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair — all showed up to support it. And the support has not slowed: When the musical made its way to New York City this month for a limited engagement, Witherspoon gifted the actress playing her character Annette Hargrove something really special…

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…a sweater from her fashion line, Draper James (the box Witherspoon sent is pictured above). Witherspoon gave Natalie Hall, the actress who plays the virginal character for the musical adaptation, the two-tone varsity-inspired knit called the Spirit Sweater, which sells for $145. (Right now it’s on sale for $95.)

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Credit: Draper James

“I was so touched that Reese thought of me,” Hall tells PeopleStyle. “I’m such a fan of her wide-ranging career and have always heard she’s so kind. This gift is certainly a testament to that.”

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“Prior to our first show, I re-watched the Cruel Intentions film and was awestruck by the combination of vulnerability, strength, and charm she brought to this role,” Hall continues (Reese in the movie is pictured below). “I had such a blast performing with our amazing cast—and wearing the sweater, of course!”

CRUEL INTENTIONS, Reese Witherspoon, 1999
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The musical has since ended its run in New York, but here’s to hoping there’s another comeback.