Nicole Kidman Just Dropped a Major Hint About 'Big Little Lies' Season 2

Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon also teased the story's continuation this week.

While a second season of Big Little Lies is still yet to be confirmed by HBO, the show's cast keep quietly fueling the rumor fire.

Speaking to Variety (opens in new tab) at the Cannes Film Festival, Nicole Kidman—who co-produced the show and starred as Celeste—said she's keen to take part in a second season "if the storyline could be powerful and compelling. If there is a way to form these women's lives further, that's really interesting. It would be so lovely if we could do it."

Kidman went on to discuss the powerful reactions she's had from viewers, many of whom related to her character's relationship with an abusive husband, played by Alexander Skarsgård. "People would want to reach out and touch me," she said. "I got so many emails and people talking to me about it, which I like because it's a really complicated relationship. I obviously understand it, so I'm able to talk about it in complex detail. It's so based in shame, and the desire to protect her husband and family."

Meanwhile co-star Laura Dern was asked about season 2 over the weekend by Us Weekly (opens in new tab) and coyly responded, "There's talk…There's curiosities, so it would certainly be a pleasure to get to do it more. I love my character so much, so it would be a blast."

Last week Reese Witherspoon, who co-produced and co-starred with Kidman, more or less confirmed that season 2 is on the way. "Working on some new lies," she teased in an Instagram post (opens in new tab), which showed her alongside Kidman and Dern. So yes, this is probably happening. And while fans may have some mixed feelings about the prospect of continuing a story that already feels perfectly concluded, in these ladies, we trust.

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Emma Dibdin is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles who writes about culture, mental health, and true crime. She loves owls, hates cilantro, and can find the queer subtext in literally anything.