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Photo Finish: Kathryn Newton

by C California Style

Big Little Lies actor shares the perks of the job




Kathryn Newton is discovering the perks of playing Reese Witherspoon’s daughter on HBO’s Emmy award-winning drama Big Little Lies. “I just came back from my first haute couture Dior fashion show,” says the 21-year-old actor, whose resume includes Blockers, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Meanwhile, she admits she became “obsessed” with collecting vintage jewelry while filming Big Little Lies in Northern California. “Foxy Couture [in Carmel-by-the-Sea] has some really amazing Chanel pieces.” The Los Angeles-based actor isn’t home much these days, which makes wardrobe changes more challenging. “I’ve been wearing the same sweatpants for, like, a year,” she jokes, adding she’s currently shooting a new not-yet-titled Netflix series from writer-producer Chris Keyser in Boston.

In addition to filming the second season of Big Little Lies, Newton spent time in upstate New York for December’s family-themed drama Ben Is Back alongside Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges. She recently wrapped 2019’s live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu with Ryan Reynolds in Scotland, where, as an avid golfer, she had the chance to practice her golf swing.

“I play in tournaments all the time for charity events,” says Newton, who dreams of having her own tournament one day, and is currently designing a line of golf attire. “I want cute golf clothes that are still appropriate,” she says. “When you feel good in your outfit, you play better.”

Photography by
MARK GRIFFIN CHAMPION.

Styling by REBECCA RUSSELL.

Written by LINDZI SCHARF.

HAIR: Pete Lamden. MAKEUP: Jo Strettell at Tracey Mattingly using Jillian Dempsey. NAILS: Emi Kudo at Opus Beauty using Chanel Le Vernis.