connectVideoReese Witherspoon talks working with Meryl Streep, ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2
Reese Witherspoon’s character, Madeline, on ‘Big Little Lies’ has met her match in Meryl Streep.
NEW YORK – Reese Witherspoon’s character, Madeline, on “Big Little Lies” has met her match in Meryl Streep.
The three-time Oscar winner joined the cast of the Emmy award-winning HBO series as Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry Wright (played by Alexander Skarsgard in Season One) who wound up dead at the end of the first season. The grieving mother wants answers and can tell you the Monterrey 5 know more than they let on.
On the New York City premiere for Season 2, Witherspoon, who also serves as executive producer joked to reporters that Mary Louise and Madeline’s relationship “will get better and better and worse and worse.”
REESE WITHERSPOON REVEALS MERYL STREEP IS A NOVICE IN THIS ACTIVITY: “BUT SHE WAS TOO DARN CUTE TO DO’[Mary Louise] has quite a lot of conflict with everyone in the whole show,” she teased. “And [Meryl] delicious.”
In addition to dealing with an aggressive Mary Louise, Witherspoon says her character is also dealing with problems in her marriage and the weight of the secret that women keep from their loved ones. “I try to have everyone together and make sure no one spills the beans,” she said.
As for adding the Stripe to the TV-project, which already has three Emmy awards, Witherspoon said: “It is a dream come true.”
“They brought the certainties she has in her career on a show like this means the world to us,” she added. “There is nothing better than the female partnership.”
Women definitely lead in front of and behind the camera in Season 2 just like the first season — Andrea Arnold directed all seven episodes, Nicole Kidman (also plays Celeste Wright), Liane Moriarty (author of the book), and Bruna Papandrea will be back as executive producers, and all of the main actresses signed to reprise their roles.
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Witherspoon told Fox News mainly work with women: “It was just different. I’ve never really had that opportunity in my career. Laura [dern], Nicole and I look around and go, ‘I can’t believe that we have so many scenes together, that we have so much with each other, that we explore our relationships.'”
“Our hope is that more shows that do that,” she added.
“Big Little Lies” premieres June 9 on HBO.