& # 39; I'm so glad she did & # 39 ;: Reese Witherspoon says Nicole Kidman told her about playing Madeline Martha Mackenzie on Big Little Lies
Her character Madeline Martha Mackenzie on Big Little Lies juggles co-parenting with keeping her previous affair with a local theater producer secret.
And on Saturday BW magazine, Reese Witherspoon revealed that it was Nicole Kidman who spoke to her to take on the role.
Although he was initially reluctant, the 43-year-old, who co-produces the series with Nicole, said she loves to be a mother trying to do the best she can & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I'm so glad she did & # 39 ;: Reese Witherspoon (L), 43, told the BW magazine on Saturday that Nicole Kidman (R), 51, talked to her about playing Madeline on Big Little Lies. Shown in November 2017
& # 39; I have always enjoyed playing Madeline, although I initially did not like to play, & # 39; Reese said to BW.
& # 39; It was Nicole who talked to me to play her, and I am so glad she did, & # 39; the mother-of-three added.
& # 39; She's a mother trying to do the best she can, so playing her is kind of second nature to me. & # 39;
Second nature: & # 39; I am so happy that she (Nicole) did it & # 39 ;, the mother of the three told. & # 39; She's a mother trying to do the best she can, so playing her is kind of second nature to me & # 39;
Reese & # 39; s character Madeline is married to Ed Mackenzie (Adam Scott) and shares custody of a daughter with Nathan Carlson (James Tupper).
She also keeps a previous affair secret with a local theater producer Joseph Bachman (Santiago Cabrera).
Big Little Lies, based on the book by Liane Moriarty, follows the lives of five women struggling with motherhood, marital problems and judgment in their chic California neighborhood.
The series of stars Reese, Nicole, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz and new addition Meryl Streep.
Challenges: Reese & # 39; s character Madeline Martha Mackenzie is married, has custody of a daughter with a previous friend and also keeps a previous affair secret
Speak with Fox news at the premiere of season two in New York on Thursday, Reese said it & # 39; otherwise & # 39; was, mostly with women.
& # 39; It was just different. I never really had that opportunity in my career, & she explained.
& # 39; Laura, Nicole and I would look around and go, & # 39; I cannot believe that we have so many scenes together, that we have so many lines with each other, that we investigate our relationships. & # 39;
& # 39; Hopefully that will yield more shows that do the same, & # 39; Reese added.
Season two of Big Little Lies premieres June 9 at HBO and June 10 at Foxtel
Cast: Reese told Fox News on Thursday that it was refreshing to see & # 39; so many scenes & # 39; to have with women. From L to R: Reese, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Nicole and Meryl Streep
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