Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Casting updates on "Big Little Lies" season 2

Filming is of course underway on the second installment of HBO's Big Little Lies. No glimpses of Meryl on set yet. In fact, we're not even sure if any of her scenes have been shot. Considering she's a supporting character, I wonder if in her contract she's worked it out to be able to shoot all of her scenes in like two weeks or something. Or maybe just one or two days a week over the course of the filming schedule. I remember when I was an extra in A Prairie Home Companion, I showed up on a Wednesday and learned that Meryl was contracted to film only on Tuesdays. Alas, I didn't get to see her.

Yesterday, several sources had casting updates for the show. The only one I really care about is Robin Weigert, who played Dr. Amanda Reisman. Her scenes with Nicole Kidman in the first season were my absolute favorites. This may be a long shot, but I would very much enjoy if somehow in the second season Meryl's character joins Nicole's for a session with Dr. Reisman. Mind blown. Plus, it's fun that Weigert had a bit part in Angels in America, so this will be a little reunion for her and Meryl.


  1. I didn't know you were an extra on A Prairie Home Companion Jeff!

    It must be interesting to be able to just film all your scenes at once instead of all the waiting around!

    I wonder what look they'll go for with Meryl. That would be an interesting poll - which "non-Meryl" look worked the best!

  2. First phot out today!- Jamie

  3. Just saw it. I thought she should have gone for blonde given she's playing Alexander's mother. Isn't it so incestuous when you get to Meryl's stage and have worked with so many?

    In an alternate movie work Meryl really would be the mother of Skarsgard's character. He would be a male version of Sophie in Mamma Mia!

    Just to draw your Robin Weigert point out Jeff!

  4. That just reminded me of the incredible alternate filmography you compiled the other year. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)!