HBO tease the shows and films premiering and ending on the channel in July 2019, with the season 2 finale of Big Little Lies airing on July 21st:
The 2nd episode of Big Little Lies Season 2 aired last night, and was a busy episode! The tone of this episode felt different, with explosive events and revelations filling up the episode. The focus was on Bonnie & Renata, with Madeline present throughout sorting things out for people – and then her own heartbreaking scene at the end. Again, her scene with Meryl Streep was just fantastic!
Video clips and a preview of next week (‘The End Of The World’) are below, and HD screencaptures are in our Gallery:
• 2×02: ‘Tell-Tale Hearts’ x479
Reese is featured in ‘This Changes Everything’, a new documentary about the under-representation of women in media from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. She is interviewed within the documentary, to talk about how she “started developing these projects with smart, articulate capable women” due to the lack of projects for women. The documentary will be shown on July 22nd in New York and California – find more information at the official site. Watch the trailer below (although Reese is not featured in it):
Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices behind and in front of the camera, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is a feature-length documentary that uncover what is beneath one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry – the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women. It takes an incisive look at the history, empirical evidence, and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and thus reinforce disparity in our culture. Most importantly, the film seeks pathways and solutions from within and outside the industry, and around the world.
Big Little Roundtable (Part 1)
The leading ladies of Monterey discuss why they love working together and what’s to come in this Big Little Roundtable.
The new season of Big Little Lies premiered last night, and it did not disappoint! The characters of Monterey were back in fine form, with the addition of Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright. There were lots of fabulous and hilarious Madeline moments, but my favourites had to be the coffee shop scene (below) and estate agent scene – both with Meryl. Mary Louise matched Madeline’s skill in thinly veiled insults, and it was fire watching these two together!! Reese really does excel herself in Big Little Lies, and you can see why she’s so proud of it.
What did you think of the season premiere? What were your favourite scenes?
Mary-Louise: “My apologies. It’s just that I pride myself on being a very good judge of character, but you have always presented such a difficult read. You seem like a nice person – loving. But also you strike me as a ‘wanter’.”
Madeline: “A ‘wanter’?”
Mary-Louise: “You know, there are people in life who content themselves with what they have, and then there are others who just ‘want’.”
Madeline: “I’m not a ‘wanter’.”
Mary-Louise: “Oh you don’t have to take it personally, anyway I’m a ‘wanter’ myself. You know what I want? I want Perry back. I want to know what happened that night, and I’m very tempted to ask you but I doubt I would get the truth, would I?”
Find some videos from the episode plus a teaser for the coming weeks below, and we have gorgeous HD screencaptures in the Gallery for you:
• 2×01: ‘What Have They Done?’ x710
HBO have released titles and synopses for the first 3 episodes of Big Little Lies season 2, which starts in the US on Sunday:
Episode 2.01 – “What Have They Done?”:
Following first-day-of-school events, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) is worried by Bonnie’s (Zoë Kravitz) behavior and, later, is shocked when Abigail (Kathryn Newton) says she doesn’t want to go to college. Mary Louise (Meryl Streep), Celeste’s (Nicole Kidman) mother-in-law, offers her unvarnished assessment of Madeline’s character. Jane (Shailene Woodley) learns from her new coworker, Corey (Douglas Smith), that she’s known in town as one of the “Monterey Five.”
Episode 2.02 – “Tell-Tale Hearts”:
Renata (Laura Dern) faces an uncertain future when Gordon (Jeffrey Nordling) lands in legal trouble. Corey (Douglas Smith) asks Jane (Shailene Woodley) out on a “practice” date. After a challenging therapy session with Dr. Reisman (Robin Weigert), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) opens up to Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) about her relationship with Perry. Bonnie’s (Zoë Kravitz) mom, Elizabeth (Crystal Fox), arrives. Ed (Adam Scott) confronts Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) about her secrets.
Episode 2.03 – “The End of the World”:
Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) tries to get closer to Jane (Shailene Woodley). Rather than address her troubles at home, Renata (Laura Dern) focuses her wrath on Principal Nippal (P.J. Byrne). Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) is forced to confront her issues at a couples therapy session with Dr. Reisman (Robin Weigert). Celeste (Nicole Kidman) remains conflicted by her memories of Perry.
Reese appeared on Jenna Bush Hager’s ‘Open Book’ segment of The Today Show, talking more about her love of books and favourite reads:
Reese Witherspoon Talks Excitement For Women in Media | Open Book With Jenna Bush Hager | Today
Oscar winner and ‘Big Little Lies’ actress, Reese Witherspoon, shares with TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager how she fell in love with reading, her upcoming movie projects and the origin of Big Little Lies on this episode of “Open Book with Jenna Bush Hager
Reese, Nicole Kidman & Laura Dern chatted about Big Little Lies to Australian morning talk show Studio 10, in a segment aired on screens this morning:
Angela Bishop sits down exclusively with ‘Big Little Lies’ superstars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern as they chat about their hit series’ second season.