HBO’s “Big Little Lies” is generating big buzz, and that’s no lie! With a powerhouse female cast including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley, plus a twisted murder mystery, it’s keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. Access Hollywood breaks down what makes the series such a must-watch. “Big Little Lies” airs Sundays at 9 PM on HBO.
Reese appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden last night, to promote Big Little Lies. Reese chatted about her shared exercise regime with James Corden, the potential for a Legally Blonde 3, Big Little Lies, and Fear, and she and fellow guest Tony Goldwyn then took part in a special ‘Wig Little Lies’ game. Reese was particularly perky, and the interview was very funny! Further down this post are a few clips from the show, and we have HD screencaptures in our Gallery:
Here’s a clip from the upcoming 5th episode of Big Little Lies:
Reese will be appearing on the following US talk shows in the coming week, presumably to promote Big Little Lies:
March 15th – The Late Late Show With James Corden
March 21st – Conan
The 4th episode of Big Little Lies aired this past Sunday, and it left us with even more questions around the central mystery of the show! There were so many things I loved about this episode, including seeing Celeste coming into her own in the meeting room, the honest conversation between her and Madeline in the car afterwards and just generally more of the friendship between the two of them. Reese had some fantastic and hilarious scenes (“And next thing I know, he has his hand in my shirt … or was it my hand in his shirt? It was a reflex!”) coupled with some showing her sensitive side – I love how consistently dynamic and layered the characters are … and I’m particularly enjoying seeing how they develop the character of Ed. HD screencaptures can be found in our Gallery, and within this post are a clip and ‘inside the episode’ featurette…
The 5th episode of Big Little Lies – ‘Once Bitten’ – airs next Sunday 19th March on HBO.
Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) receives encouraging news about the play from her director, Joseph Bachman (Santiago Cabrera), but is left concerned by his newly icy demeanor. Principal Nippal (P.J. Byrne) and Ms. Barnes (Virginia Kull) share their conclusions about Ziggy (Iain Armitage) and Amabella (Ivy George) with Jane (Shailene Woodley). Celeste (Nicole Kidman) has a solo session with Dr. Reisman (Robin Weigert), who tries to get to the bottom of her relationship with Perry (Alexander Skarsgård).
Lauren Levy Neustadter To Head Film, TV For Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Label
Lauren Levy Neustadter has been appointed Head of Film and Television for Hello Sunshine, the female-centric storytelling shingle launched by Reese Witherspoon and The Chernin Group and AT&T’s Otter Media. Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine CEO Kerry Tucker made the hire. Neustadter comes from FBC, where she is senior vice president of Programming and worked on shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project, Lethal Weapon and 24: Legacy. She also has film experience, previously serving as production veep at Fox where she oversaw films that included This Means War and Parental Guidance, and where she developed the Hugh Jackman-starrer The Greatest Showman on Earth, which is in production. Before that she served stints at Offspring Entertainment and Miramax. Neustadter leaves Fox to take the new job at month’s end.
Said Witherspoon: “I’m thrilled to welcome Lauren to the Hello Sunshine team. I had a wonderful experience working with her at 20th Century Fox and was very impressed with her accomplishments at Fox Television. Her passion for storytelling in both film and television gives me tremendous confidence in what she will bring to Hello Sunshine.” Tucker called her “an amazing addition to the Hello Sunshine team. Her accomplishments as an executive, her profound energy and insatiable curiosity make her the perfect person to oversee Hello Sunshine’s film and television efforts.”
Levy Neustadter said she was “beyond excited to have the opportunity to work alongside extraordinary women like Reese and Kerry with the goal of telling remarkable stories built around dynamic female characters. I’m inspired by Hello Sunshine and all it aspires to be, and I feel privileged to be a part of the team.”
Aussie TV show The Project aired an interview with Reese and Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty last month, and here’s the video: