Nicole Kidman Says Season 3 Of 'Big Little Lies' Is Pretty Unlikely
It would be tough to coordinate all those big little timelines.
In the lead-up to her movie Destroyer, Nicole Kidman was talking about the busy, busy year she's had. Along with the Karyn Kusama crime thriller, Kidman has featured in Aquaman, Boy Erased and also shot the highly-anticipated second season of HBO's Big Little Lies.
The first season of the series, based on Liane Moriarty's novel of the same name, earned Kidman both the Golden Globe and Emmy for her role.
The second season beefed up the prestige by approximately 90,000 percent with the addition of a little-known actress named Meryl Streep, who'll be playing Kidman's mother-in-law.
Signing on before even seeing so much as a script (Streep apparently emailed Kidman and her co-producer Reese Witherspoon saying "I suppose now I have to join you"), the Academy Award-winner fired off the email the night after the show won big at the Golden Globes.
Kidman said she was "terrified" working alongside Streep, telling Variety, "You’re acting opposite the great one. I get nervous anyway -- but to be opposite her and not want her to think, 'Who is this amateur?'"
Unfortunately, when asked if a third season is in the works -- Kidman didn't seem sure more little lies were on the cards.
Telling Variety she thought it would be "hard to get the whole group together," Kidman didn't rule things out saying, "we would love to do it."
That being said, after the first season was released the writer and executive producer of the series said something very similar. David E Kelly said a second season, "was not something we planned on," adding that the series was conceived as a one-off.
"In fact, it was a given going into it that it would only be one year because of the acting ensemble we had," Kelly continued, "Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Alex Skarsgård, Shailene Woodley. These are all people with big careers with a lot of projects lined up and they all had just one-year deals."
"The irony is, the reason we assumed it would be a one-off, because of all this major talent, they're at the forefront now of wanting that second season," Kelly said.
Even the show's director Jean-Marc Vallee said, "It was a limited TV series, and the end was so powerful," adding that he wasn't sure returning for a second season "would be the thing to do".
So while anything could happen, it would take a lot of organising. At least we can still look forward to the upcoming second season which is expected to drop early next year.
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