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Based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, the first season of Big Little Lies follows the lives of a group of women who become embroiled in a murder mystery as their personal lives began to unravel We got no food we got on jobs our pets heads are fallin off Christmas shirt. The second season might not be centered around a whodunnit, but that was only ever a small part of what made Big Little Lies so compelling in the first place. It’s a series that puts women first; in terms of both the storylines depicted and the teams in front of and behind the camera. For this reason, Streep, as she explained, jumped at the chance to join the show’s cast of “very complicated, flawed, hysterically funny but tragic women.”“I am of a generation that waited to be asked to dance,” the three-time Oscar winner said of Kidman and Witherspoon, who both optioned the screen rights to Moriarty’s book and developed the series as both stars and producers. “I’m so admiring of you for getting out in front of stuff, for being on the balls of your feet, for seeking out material.”A running thread throughout the conversation was the show’s portrayal of domestic violence through Kidman’s character Celeste, whose abusive relationship with her husband was depicted in graphic detail in the first season. It was an especially resonant topic given that the event also marked the launch of the Wing’s partnership with The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) to work on programming together and further promote their causes.“It will be controversial,” Kidman said of the second season’s depiction of her and the other characters’ physical and emotional trauma in the aftermath of the first season’s shocking final moments that (two-year-old spoiler alert!) sees Kravitz’s character kill Celeste’s husband in self-defense. “Hopefully it will create more and more awareness, and discussion, and hopefully change.”“In my narrow-minded perception, and perhaps cellular perception that comes with some sexism, I thought, ‘well, women will watch the show.’ Which is not okay!” Dern said of her first impression when she signed on for the show’s first season. “Men loved the show! Frat boys love the show, teenagers loved the show. We all want authentic stories.”