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Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Nicole Kidman signs deal to make TV shows and movies for Amazon
“Nicole is a force of nature as both an actress and a producer,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke in a statement announcing the deal with the Big Little Lies star. “She understands the focus of bringing addictive, entertaining and compelling television to our Prime Video customers as well as movies that will connect with film audiences. Stay tuned for many exciting projects to come in the very near future!”
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Here's your first look at Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep together on the Big Little Lies set
Paparazzi spotted Streep, Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman filming a scene this week in Monterey.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Here's your first look at Meryl Streep on Big Little Lies
"First day on the set with Meryl and my darling boys," Nicole Kidman wrote in a caption accompanying an Instagram photo of her and her TV sons with Streep as the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s deceased character.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
HBO drama chief regrets saying Big Little Lies cast "raped" the network with Season 2 salary demands
“From a budget standpoint, going into Season 2 of Big Little Lies without any options in place, we’ve been… um… short of raped,” Deadline quoted HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi as saying at the INTV conference in Jerusalem. After her words were picked up, Orsi walked back her comments. “Obviously, I am embarrassed by my poor choice of words,” she said on Tuesday in a statement to TVLine. “We are extremely proud of Big Little Lies and excited for the second season.”
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 10:04PM EDT
Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelley are reuniting for HBO limited series The Undoing
The Big Little Lies collaborators are reteaming for a miniseries in which Kidman will play a therapist who, in the wake of a "very public disaster," dismantles her old life and starts a new one with her young child. The project is based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel You Should Have Known. “We’re thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David,” says HBO programming president Casey Bloys. “and can’t wait to bring this show to life.”
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 3:37PM EST
Nicole Kidman helped recruit Meryl Streep to Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty says Streep was her dream casting for the new role of Perry’s mom . “And the producers were laughing at me because they were saying, ‘You’ve become so Hollywood,’ as in, picking up the phone and saying, ‘Get me Meryl,’” says Moriarty, in an interview with The Telegraph. “They were teasing me … but then they were saying, it’s not beyond the realm of possibilities because Nicole and Meryl are friends.” Moriarity says Kidman pulled through: “Nicole sent me an email saying, ‘Ask and you shall receive.’”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Big Little Lies lands Meryl Streep for Season 2
The acclaimed actress will become a series regular on the HBO drama for Season 2, playing Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s character. HBO says her character will arrive in Monterey “searching for answers” while “concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren.” Streep’s last major TV stint was on HBO, where she was one of the big names on the 2003 miniseries Angels in America. Streep’s casting reunites her with The Hours co-star Nicole Kidman. ALSO: David E. Kelley said in October his dream casting goal was "adding Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep to Big Little Lies."
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 1:13PM EST
Thanks to Apple, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will each make about $1 million per episode for Big Little Lies Season 2
Witherspoon and Kidman made between $250,000 and $350,000 an episode for Season 1, but they weren’t signed on for Season 2 since Big Little Lies was originally a limited series. But since Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are making “upward of $1.25 million per episode” for their new Apple television show, Kidman and Witherspoon’s have scored a big pay raise — “$1 million-an-episode ballpark” — to sign on for Season 2 of their HBO series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Those numbers skyrocketed for season two not only because of the show's success, but also because of the precedent of the massive payday Witherspoon scored from Apple,” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
HBO boss: We went to great lengths to make sure Big Little Lies Season 2 could and should be done
“Everybody approached it from a place of love and care (for) these characters and this property, and again, with a little dose of skepticism along the way,” says HBO programming chief Casey Bloys. He emphasized that Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are too busy to do another season if it wasn’t worth it. “It was done, in my mind, for the right reason,” says Bloys. “They set a really high bar, and I think everybody involved believes it’s either going to hit that bar and exceed it, or we wouldn’t do it. We didn’t start with, ‘We must do this.’”
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Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 3:02PM EST
Big Little Lies is officially returning for Season 2, with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman aboard
Shailene Woodley is not confirmed to return for the seven-episode second season, but HBO says that “most of the cast is expected to return, and negotiations are underway.” HBO programming president Casey Bloys added: “I’m excited to announce the return of Big Little Lies. David Kelley wrote beautiful scripts and Reese and Nicole were, once again, a force to be reckoned with, reuniting the cast and recruiting the talented Andrea Arnold to direct. We look forward to working with this amazing group of artists.”
Posted Monday 10/16/17 at 9:51PM EDT
Nicole Kidman explains why she kissed Big Little Lies co-star Alexander Skarsgard on the lips after her Emmy win
“You gotta understand, I did everything with Alex,” she tells Graham Norton, adding that she has an “amazing, supportive husband” in Keith Urban.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 5:44PM EDT
Sterling K. Brown is still ticked off that the Emmy Awards let Nicole Kidman finish her speech, but cut him off
"Listen man, not everybody can be pretty Australian white women who have won Oscars in the past," he told Stephen Colbert. “Not that I'm blaming her... It's not her fault.”
Posted Friday 9/15/17 at 10:40PM EDT
Jane Campion: Top of the Lake inspired Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman to do Big Little Lies
The acclaimed filmmaker says she loves what she's seen on the small screen, especially Big Little Lies, which she says Top of the Lake helped paved the way for. But, she adds, “I really didn’t like Westworld.” She says of the TV renaissance: “There’s an intelligent audience for television [right now] that is robust, who do not get spooked easily and who enjoy this stuff. They can take it. And they’re smart.”
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 3:21PM EDT
Oprah, Alec Baldwin, Reese Witherspoon among Emmy presenters
The list of the first group of presenters also include Nicole Kidman, Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Faris and Jason Bateman.