Those crafty girls from Monterey, California may be back for another try. That’s the word of Nicole Kidman, who plays the physically and psychologically abused Celeste on the hit HBO show Big Little Lies, which aired Sunday in the final episode.
In conversation with TV line, the 49-year-old Australian actress – a producer on the limited series and a co-star alongside fellow lead and producer Reese Witherspoon – hinted that she would be out for a second season, as was Reese, who said there were talks for a Season two to get moving.
Meanwhile, Liane Moriarty, author of the 2014 source novel, recently revealed that she has ideas on what could be a second season.
Again: Nicole Kidman had so much fun playing and co-producing the limited series Big Little Lies, she said she was open to a second season if the other talents involved were games. Pictured Sunday at ACM Awards in Las Vegas
Nicole really enjoyed making her abused nature recognizable ‘because so many women are in this situation, and I wanted her to be compassionate, rather than judgment and anger. She does that to herself because she’s the type of person who’s holding it all anyway. ‘
Tom Cruise’s ex-wife added that there was “ a strong bond ” between all five of the main actresses and a strong drive to get the series done. ‘… We all feel so connected, I guess. And that it has had an impact, that it has penetrated the very, very dense television world… there are so many shows! But I love that people respond to it. I like the emotional attachment to it. It’s very rare. ‘
As co-producer on the show, Nicole shared that Big Little Lies’ represented Reese and I, “We want to make a series that celebrates women, not that disappoints us.” And when you see the whole series, that’s what you end up seeing. It’s about the friendships… whatever happened and the paths that led us to where we are, when it really matters, we seek each other out. ‘
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For Nicole, Big Little Lies was the first time she starred in a weekly TV series – an experience she really enjoyed.
“I just love being in people’s lives every week,” she said. ‘I find that very, very stimulating. I’m just amazed at the way people should look at things. Because they are reviewing it, and they really seem to notice details. Much more than film. They can press rewind! ‘
Nicole continued how the series came about, as there was ‘a strong bond’ between all five of the main actresses and a drive to have the new adaptation made. “… We all feel so connected, I guess,” she said.
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“And that it has had an impact, that it has permeated the very, very dense television world…,” she added. ‘There are so many shows! But I love that people respond to it. I like the emotional attachment to it. It’s very rare. ‘
Nicole, who has been married to Keith Urban for 11 years in real life, said her husband as a country singer was “ really part of my barometer ” to gauge how Big Little Lies played to viewers.
“And he thought,” This thing is so addictive, “she recalled he said.” I said, “Really?” He said, “Oh, you have no idea. I’m drooling for the next episode. When will we get it? When will we get it?” And he doesn’t normally say that! He said, “No, no, men are going to love this show. They have to find out somehow.” ‘
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Nicole credited Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of the entire Big Little Lies series, with coming up with the final episode of a main character’s death sequence.
“That was all Jean-Marc,” she said. He had it all in his head. When we’re all at the police station, we all had our own monologues, so you could have heard stuff. But in his head he had made it cinematic. The link between the ocean and nature, and the way he photographed the ocean, is also part of the entire series. It’s so unpredictable, and the way we’re all drawn to it… it has its own power. I love how he did the silence there. ‘
Nicole went on to say that working with Jean-Marc was smooth because he “ loves women so he wants to portray them in a raw, honest way. And he was so devoted to all of us.
‘Reese’s entire storyline … which I think is just delightful. You can see this incredibly well thought out bow in front of her. And he knew Reese so well, so they already have a great, intuitive language.
‘And then he already knew Laura. So he would shoot us all individually, because we all had different storylines. Still, you would feel so protected, safe and special. That is really difficult. And to give that to Shay [Woodley], who had never worked with him before, and then Zoe [Kravitz], which is just magical … we were very lucky. ‘
Going to the coast: Nicole (center) and Reese (right) hope the show’s creators will discover more stories from Monterey’s seaside tony enclaves
According to TV Line, Reese has shown a strong interest in creating a second season, but she left it up to writer Liane whether season two would happen, while Nicole added that showrunner David E. Kelley’s willingness to return is also the is key. .
“Between Liane and David, I hope they can come up with something,” Nicole said. ‘… I mean, it took us six months to film this. So we all went, “Uh … OK!” I think if there was something compelling and out of the ordinary they could come up with, would we want to embody these women again? That would be a good prospect. ‘
But popping champagne for a season two is certainly premature, as not everyone involved is on board to make this finite streak indefinitely. Jean-Marc told Just shocked that he thinks no continuation is necessary.
Not so sure: the show’s director, Jean-Marc Vallée, doesn’t think a second season is necessary
His reason: the entire story from the novel was played out at the end of season one.
“The detective won’t let go and that’s how we finish it,” said Jean-Marc. ‘And we think,’ Did they do the right thing? What will happen?’ Now it’s up to the public and their imaginations to find out.
‘I am not in favor of doing season two. Let’s move on and do something else! If there’s an opportunity to reunite with Reese, Nicole and these characters, of course, I’ll be part of it, but Big Little Lies One is a one-off deal. Big Little Lies Two? No. The ending is for the public to talk about. Imagine what you want to imagine and that’s it. We won’t be giving you season two because it’s that good. Why would you spoil it? ‘