Kanye West upgraded Laura Dern from a regular mom to a cool mom.
In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Tuesday, the Big Little Lies star opened up about seeing Kanye wear a Raf Simons shirt with her face on it—and, most importantly, how his stamp of approval totally impressed her kids, Ellery, 18, and Jaya, 14. (She shares the teens with ex-husband Ben Harper.)
"This is thanks to the amazing designer Raf Simons who paid homage to David Lynch and his work," she told host Ellen DeGeneres. "But what he didn't know is he actually gave me a tiny bit of cred in my house of teenagers and I'm really grateful."
Hoping to milk her waning cool factor for all its worth, the Little Women actress asked Ellen to help her out.
"In fact, if any rapper comes on this show and you want to just hand them a shirt with my face on it, I'd really appreciate it," she joked. "'Cause it's really working for me, guys. Every mother should, somehow, get this opportunity when their kids are, like, 15."
As for which rappers specifically, Dern suggested A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar. "I'm not opposed!" she quipped.
After all, the simple gesture from Kanye has certainly improved her home life. "There is a slight self-serving aspect to this because cause I'm just not yelled at all the way to school," she joked. "There's, like, a break in it."
For her part, Ellen pointed out the obvious. "What do you have to be to be a cool mom?!" the host said. "You're Laura Dern!" Our thoughts exactly.