Once in a while, on the off chance that you need something done well, you must do it without anyone’s help. Furthermore, as per Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, that is precisely what they did when they marked on to create and star in HBO’s Big Little Lies.
At the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, the show brought home the honor for Outstanding Limited Series, and Kidman and Witherspoon ventured up to give an engaging acknowledgment discourse to pay tribute to their ladies focused show. Subsequent to doling out the imperative expressions of gratitude to the system and different forces that be, Witherspoon sent her gratitude to Liane Moriarty, “who composed the top of the line book and made these characters who are so noteworthy.” Then she cried out, “Oh my gosh, Nicole, help!”
Kidman continued the speech, saying, “Thank you to the people that embraced this, the power of television. It has astounded us that we entered into your living rooms and people talked about it. And as much as the show had entertainment value, it was also about issues. We are so grateful that you told your friends to watch the show,” she said. “It has been an incredible year for women. Can I just say bring women to the front of their own stories, and make them the hero of their own stories.”
The Australia-born actress, who had beat Witherspoon only minutes before to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, finished on a powerful note in which she referenced her close relationship with Witherspoon. “This is a friendship that then created opportunities. It created opportunities out of a frustration, because we weren’t getting offered great roles,” Kidman, 50, said. “So now, more great roles for women, please.”
Witherspoon, 41, has spoken out time and again about the need for more complex roles for women in television and movies. Most recently, she penned an essay for Glamour in which she encouraged women to embrace their ambition and discussed her own efforts to share the stories of diverse women. “Today I have something like 23 projects in the works driven by great female characters of different ages and races. There is a film about an astronaut, a film about the entrepreneur who invented Barbie, and a film about the young, brave American girls who were the first women to serve alongside Special Ops in 2010 in Afghanistan,” she wrote. “All we can do to create change is work hard. That’s my advice: Just do what you do well.” She added, “If you are one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”1 of 1