‘Big Little Lies’ Season 3 Is a “Deep Desire” For Reese Witherspoon

Getting a straight answer about the third season of Big Little Lies has felt like questioning the Monterey Five regarding the circumstances of that fateful murder. Ever since the season two finale, which ended on a haunting cliffhanger, speculation about what’s next for our secretive, yet gossipy heroines has followed. In a new interview, star and producer Reese Witherspoon suggested that there may still be more Lies to be awned.

The media mogul, who sold her production company Hello Sunshine for a reported $900 million last year, sat down with Lauren Neustadterthe brand’s president of film and TV and The Hollywood Reporter for a chat about their business. Amongst discussion about Sunshine titles including The Morning Show and Where the Crawdads Sings, the duo dropped some Lies teases.

When asked about the last time they “had a serious conversation about revisiting” the show, Witherspoon laughed, replying, “Yesterday.” Neustadter said they had even texted about the topic, but she offered only a playful wink when asked about what was said. “I talk to Nicole Kidman about it all the time, too,” Witherspoon said, before naming her fellow co-stars. “And Laura Dern. and Zoë Kravitz. and Shailene Woodley. Somebody asked me the other day, ‘What co-stars do you talk to more than any other?’ It’s absolutely the Big Little Lies cast. We’re always talking and texting.”

Witherspoon then shared that the sudden passing of Jean-Marc Vallée, the series’ producer and first-season director “was really hard on us.” She continued, “He was our collaborator. He was our friend. He was our brother. So much of that series was born of his imagination and his creativity, so it is hard to imagine a future without him.” Then again, Witherspoon said she’s hopeful that the story, based on Liane Moriarty‘s bestselling novel, can harden, adding, “But there is certainly a deep desire for all of us to connect and create those characters again.”

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