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:
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
On Wednesday, Reese attended the New York City premiere of Big Little Lies Season 2! Reese was joined on the red carpet by her female co-stars, writer David E. Kelly and executive producer Jean-Marc Vallee – and Ava! Reese looked chic in a strapless print dress by Elie Saab, with Salvatore Ferragamo heels and De Beers and Taffin jewellery. On the red carpet, Reese talked about Meryl Streep joining the cast, why they did a season 2, whether there will be a season 3, and having Ava on the red carpet with her.
There are lots of videos below for you to watch, and find the first few hundred high quality photos in the Gallery. There are some great shots of all the cast, and of Reese with Ava – and I particularly like the after party pictures with Laura Dern and Adam Scott! Stay tuned for many more photos…
On Tuesday, Reese made an appearance on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah to promote Big Little Lies. She chatted about the show, working with Meryl Streep, her work in developing the roles for women in film & TV, her passion for developing books into TV/films, and Times Up. Reese looks so proud talking about her work! She wore a black Roland Mouret dress, with Mizuki earrings, and a Celine purse and sunglasses outside the studios. Unfortunately I can’t find a video clip online (if anyone has, let us know!), but we have screencaptures, stills and photos of her arriving at the studios.
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