CBS Sunday Morning had a profile on Reese and Hello Sunshine on their show yesterday, with a new interview with Reese and her fellow company executives Sarah Harden and Lauren Neustadter. She talked about how her career as a producer has developed, betting on herself, and adapting media for the current coronavirus pandemic.
Reese Witherspoon is not just an Oscar-winning actress; she is also a major Hollywood influencer. Her media company, Hello Sunshine, has been behind stories that put a female perspective front-and-center, such as the TV series “Big Little Lies” and “Little Fires Everywhere.” Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine executives Sarah Harden and Lauren Neustadter about their philosophy, and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting production.
Amazon Prime Video have acquired Little Fires Everywhere for international markets and the show will be available through Prime Video from May 22nd:
Amazon to Put Out ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Across Europe, Latin America, Australia
Amazon Prime Video has taken rights to Little Fires Everywhere — which recently concluded on Hulu in the U.S. — for Europe, Latin America, Canada and Australia.
Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 best-seller and executive produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, the series will launch exclusively on the platform on May 22 in the original version with subtitles available. Dubbed local language versions will be available later this year.
“Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington spearheaded Little Fires Everywhere both as talented producers with their production companies Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street, and as outstanding actors,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Together with Liz Tigelaar, they have created the type of exciting, exclusive TV content our customers love, making it the perfect title for Prime Video viewers around the world. There is feverish anticipation for this series from fans of the best-selling novel, so we are delighted to make it available to binge for Prime members.”
Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood — and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
Alongside Witherspoon and Washington, Joshua Jackson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott, Lexi Underwood and Huang Lu.
In a joint statement, Witherspoon and Washington said: “We, at Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street, are thrilled that Amazon will be the primary international home for Little Fires Everywhere. Jen Salke and the Amazon team have shared our passion for this spectacular story from the very beginning, making it the perfect home for audiences worldwide.”
The series is produced by Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios. Hello Sunshine and ABC Signature served as studio co-production partners on the project. Tigelaar (Life Unexpected, Casual) is creator, showrunner and executive producer. The series is also executive produced by Witherspoon, Washington, Lauren Neustadter, Pilar Savone and Lynn Shelton. Author Ng serves as producer. Produced for Hulu in the U.S., Little Fires Everywhere is distributed globally by Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international segment.
The season finale of Little Fires Everywhere was released on Wednesday, and it was fiery, intense and emotional! It was a really good ending to the season/series, with lots of twists that were both satisfying and not – one of the things I really enjoyed about the show is that the characters and their decisions are not always completely ‘good’ or ‘bad’, they’re dynamic and layered. Reese continues to surprise and amaze me with her performances and I was blown away by her in this episode. Her scenes towards the end of the episode were particularly impressive, we’ve never seen her like that before. What an actress HD screencaptures from the episode have been added to our Gallery:
Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington on playing Elena & Mia in Little Fires Everywhere
Reese and Kerry take it back to where it all began. Listen in as they chat with Little Fires Everywhere author Celeste Ng about her views on the television adaptation. Tune into Little Fires Everywhere available now on Hulu.
Scans from Little Fires Everywhere features in a couple of recent magazines have been added to the Gallery. Entertainment Weekly have a short feature on the show in their April issue, and (as posted about before) Reese and Kerry Washington are on the cover of Emmy magazine:
April 18, 2020 • Category: "Little Fires Everywhere" •
Comments Off on “Little Fires Everywhere” 1×06: ‘The Uncanny’ – AnnaSophia Robb on playing the younger Elena
Episode 6 – ‘The Uncanny’ – of Little Fires Everywhere was a flashback episode to show us the backstories of Elena and Mia. The performances of AnnaSophia Robb and Tiffany Boone who played the younger Elena and Mia were exceptional, particularly in the way they captured the mannerisms of their older counterparts. The episode also helped us to better understand Elena and empathise with her. Read about how AnnaSophia Robb prepared for the role below:
How AnnaSophia Robb Perfected Reese Witherspoon’s Voice on ‘Little Fires Everywhere’
From the moment AnnaSophia Robb received the email to play Reese Witherspoon’s younger character on Little Fires Everywhere, she knew she had to have it. Robb stars as the younger version of Witherspoon’s character Elena, a wealthy white woman with three kids, in episodes 5 and 6 of Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere.
Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 book of the same title, Little Fires Everywhere follows two mothers in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in the 1990s, whose lives are upturned after a story about a young single mother who abandons her baby at a fire station rocks their small town. The sixth episode of the miniseries, which Witherspoon and Kerry Washington executive produce, explores the lives of Elena and Mia (Washington) before they were mothers with teenage children in Shaker. Robb plays Elena at two stages of her life: The first is in 1970s Paris before a wide-eyed Elena returns to Shaker and starts a family. The second is a decade later when Elena, now with three kids, learns that she’s pregnant with a fourth and must pivot the life she pictured for herself once again.
“As an actor, it was a fun role to play, because I’m not a mother,” Robb says. “It was challenging in certain ways. It was a nerve wracking experience, but it was also one of the most gratifying things I’ve done.”
Ahead, Robb talked to StyleCaster about the key advice Witherspoon gave her on the set of Little Fires Everywhere, what it was like to work on a show that was created and written by women and what she learned about her own from a privilege from the series, which explores race, class and motherhood. “I think fostering an environment where nobody feels silenced is super important. That was definitely present on this set,” Robb says.
Glamour Reese Witherspoon is an unofficial fansite dedicated to supporting and promoting the career of Reese Witherspoon. We have no contact with Ms Witherspoon or her family or management. No copyright infringement is intended through the use of content within this website ...