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‘Big Little Lies’ Author Liane Moriarty’s Mysterious Connection to Meryl Streep

HBO’s Big Little Lies is back with a bang, this time featuring famed actress Meryl Streep. This could never have been without an unlikely connection with the author.

As engaging and exciting as the series has been, a second season was never planned by author Liane Moriarty. According to The Hollywood ReporterBig Little Lies was “intended as a limited series, the first season was an adaptation of Moriarty’s novel, with the seven episodes covering all the source material.”

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However, due to the huge following the first season garnered, HBO wanted to keep going, and Moriarty had to come up with new material. After some time she found a break in her writer’s block with the new character, Mary Louise Wright, who was created with Meryl Streep in mind.

 

Mary Louise Wright is the mother to one of the main heroine’s husband, Perry, who (spoiler alert) is killed by one of the main characters. Perry’s mother’s role in Season 2 becomes a new threat to the main 5, as the truth of what happened to Perry would put them all in danger. Mary Louise is determined to learn the truth of what happened to her son, which just adds to the drama and tension in the story.

 

Thanks to Meryl Streep’s phenomenal acting, all the drama and tension that this new character adds is magnified to an extraordinary level. Just take a look at this one scene.

 

None of this would have happened if not for a mysterious connection that Moriarty had no idea she was making with Streep as she made the character with her in mind. For the famed actress, it only took her one look at the script and she was all for joining the cast. This is all thanks to Mary Louise’s name, which happens to be Meryl Streep’s given name.

Author Liane Moriarty really did create the character with Streep in mind, she just didn’t realize to what extent!

 

Check out this chilling clip below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New ‘Big Little Lies’ Promo Causing a Stir

Big Little Lies, the hit HBO series that stars some of Hollywood’s most epic and powerful women, is almost here with its second season.

 

 

Entertainment shared Reese Witherspoon’s promo for the show’s return and fans are already hyped.

 

 

The new season will see the return of core cast members Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Laura Dern. Meryl Streep guest stars as the mother-in-law to Kidman’s character.

Martin Donovan (Weeds), Crystal Fox, Douglas Smith, and Adam Smith will be joining as well.

While little is known about the upcoming season’s plot, Streep’s character is confirmed to be obsessed with hunting down her son’s murderer. The rest of the cast will be trying to keep the truth from her, for as long as they can.

 

Nine Perfect Strangers

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In the meantime you can also check out Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarity’s follow up novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, Her new book might not focus on the core cast, but nowadays, spinoffs set in the same fictional universe are always a possibility, and would make for an even more enjoyable read.

 

Big Little Lies returns on June 9th.

 

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‘Big Little Lies’ Author Liane Moriarty Releasing New Thriller

Following the smashing success of both the novel and the HBO adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, she’s ready to release her next sure to be best-selling thriller Nine Perfect Strangers

 

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Moriarty’s newest novel asks readers the question, “Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever?” With this newest novel, we’re about to find out. The book is set to be released November 6 of this year, making this fall an exciting season for book releases. 

 

The novel is available now for pre-order and we couldn’t be more excited. 

 

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‘Big Littles Lies’ Snags Many SAGs

Big Little Lies, the TV adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name, has been going from strength to strength. After scooping six nominations and four wins at the Golden Globes,  the show was nominated for four awards at the Screen Actor’s Guild awards, and won two. 

 

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Alexander Skarsgård were nominated for Outstanding Performance, with Kidman and Skarsgård winning. 

 

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Skarsgård with his friend Jack McBrayer, whom he brought as his date. I also like the serious side eye they are receiving from the lady at the bottom right. | Image Via People 

 

Nicole Kidman paid tribute to the other actresses nominated in her category, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, as well as the older generation of actresses by whom she is inspired, in a moving speech which has attracted some attention. 

 

“To receive this at this stage in my life is extraordinary—and in this time in the industry when these things are going on and for this role…” Acknowledging her costars Witherspoon and Dern, she continued, “I revere you. I watched you and I learned from you. And there are others: Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Judy Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Shirley Maclaine, Judi Dench—the list is so long and there are so many names.” 

 

Kidman and Witherspoon are teaming up again to produce a film adaptation of Moriarty’s novel Truly Madly Guilty, while Jennifer Aniston is in talks to star in the adapation of her 2009 novel, What Alice Forgot.

 

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