Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman teamed up as producers for the adaptation of Liane Moriarty‘s Big Little Lies. The book, dealing on three different women whose friendship lead them to discover hidden secrets, will be turned into a limited series by HBO, and it stars big names as Witherspoon, Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz.
During the panel for the upcoming series at the 2017 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Reese Witherspoon discussed the importance of having a movie where there are strong female characters (via Vanity Fair):
I’m passionate because things have to change. We have to start seeing women as they really are in film. And not just in a movie theater with a tiny budget. We need to see real women’s experience whether it involves domestic violence, whether is involves sexual assault whether it involves motherhood or romance or infidelity or divorce.
We need to see these things because we as human beings we learn from art and what can you do if you never see it reflected? I feel like I constantly see women of incredible talent playing wives and girlfriends in thankless parts, I just had enough.
It’s a unique pleasure to be able to come to other women with a piece of material I feel deeply proud of and excited to see their performance. These are the kinds of things that shift consciousness.
Big Little Lies premieres February 19 on HBO.
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