Reese Witherspoon Dishes on the Future of ‘Big Little Lies’
They say you can't go home again, but that is exactly what Reese Witherspoon is doing in her new film, “Home Again.”
“Extra's” Terri Seymour sat down with Reese and her three male co-stars, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff and Jon Rudnitsky to get the scoop on the movie, in which Reese plays a woman who moves back to her hometown with her daughters after separating from her husband, and then takes in three aspiring filmmakers.
First, Reese broke Season 2 news on her other big project, the HBO hit “Big Little Lies,” which has received 16 Emmy nominations. She revealed, “No, it's not definitely happening — we're just talking about it, and Liane Moriarty has some new ideas for those characters, so we'll see.”
Reese, who is up for a Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie Emmy, is very proud of her work as an actress and producer on the series, saying, “This show was really important to me. It was the first time I have ever done TV besides a Lifetime movie when I was 15 and when I was on... 'Friends' twice. It was exciting to work with so many dynamic women… It was a real accomplishment for me.”
As for “Home Again,” Reese said she had a ball working with Pico, Nat and Jon. She commented, “It was really fun! You learn so much from new talent and people who are excited to be in a movie.” The group hung out off set as well for BBQs at her home. The guys even posed with her Oscar, which she took home for "Walk the Line"!
“I'll let you hold the Oscar but you have to make a speech,” is what Reese said she told her co-stars. And the winner was...? Jon took home the award for best speech out of the group.
Witherspoon told "Extra" she was able to relate to her character Alice Kinney, who is trying to discover the next chapter of her life. The 41-year-old explained, “She's a mom, she has kids, she's been divorced, is trying to decide the next chapter in her life... Certainly been there, and I think a lot of other women have, too.”
In "Home Again," Alice and the three filmmakers' relationship unfolds unexpectedly, mirroring that of a family in many ways. Pico shared what family means to him, saying, “It doesn't necessarily have to be someone that you're related to by blood. Just your tribe, your friends and everybody along the way.”
“Family is about being with people that make you feel home,” Jon chimed in.
Nat added, “This movie was so hopeful and positive, even if it got hard making it, we stayed really close and family-like.”