Adam Scott

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern talk sex, 'Lies' and a second chapter for their HBO series

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern talk sex, 'Lies' and a second chapter for their HBO series

Many people thought they had “Big Little Lies” pegged after HBO aired the first episode of the limited series in February. Soapy whodunit. Bitchy behavior. Mommy wars. Privileged women. Impossibly gorgeous homes.

The series invited those judgments and then proceeded to methodically upend them, delivering a nuanced look at motherhood, domestic abuse and, yes, the ways that knee-jerk assumptions can be wrong, damaging and self-sabotaging. Ultimately, it’s about a group of women finding solace and strength in each other.

That dynamic played out among the cast, as we learn from a long conversation with “Big Little Lies” stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. In the...

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