The stars of HBO’s “Big Little Lies” discussed the possibility of a second season of the hit drama on the red carpet ahead of the 69th Prime-Time Emmy Awards, and everyone — Zoe Kravitz, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley — sound excited to extend the story.
Kravitz, who plays Bonnie Carlson on the show, fielded the question from E! News host Jason Kennedy, and said a second season of “Big Little Lies” would be all about finding the right material.
“I think it would be great,” Kravitz said on the red carpet. “I think if we can find a storyline that feels honest and feels like it’s going to elevate what we’ve done, then we’re all happy to do it. I just think it’s a precious thing, you know? I think the first one came out so well, so we just want to be careful with what comes next.”
“I want to do it too!” Kravitz continued. “Honestly, I had so much fun, and just to spend time with those ladies again would be amazing.”
E! host Giuliana Rancic then put the question to stars Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, all of whom are up for Emmys.
“We want to do it,” Kidman said. “We love these women, and it’s just trying to move pieces. It’s complicated.”
Witherspoon echoed the sentiment, saying of Kidman’s response, “What she said.”
“We so want to do it, and we love that people want us to do it,” Kidman continued. “I’ve said this before, but the power of television is extraordinary. Impacting people’s lives with these stories and these issues and having them connect in the way they have, I think it’s kind of floored all of us. I think we thought it would have a certain place in the world, but we didn’t think that it would stretch this far.”
When Rancic told the cast how badly she and other fans want a second season of the show, Witherspoon responded, “Thank you for wanting us back!”
Kennedy also put the question to Shailene Woodley, who also is up for an Emmy for “Big Little Lies.” When Kennedy said he was trying to get an average of how many of the cast members might want to return, Woodley joked, “The average might be 100 percent, but that’s just a rough guess.”
“Big Little Lies” grabbed 16 nominations, and is up for the Outstanding Limited Series or Movie Emmy. Witherspoon and Kidman are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, Alexander Skarsgard is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, and Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley are nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for the show.