But that would be the last time because he doesn’t realize he has the
ultimate force of nature in front of him. These women are so powerful.
Together, they are as powerful as the ocean and the ocean is f—ing
- Director Jean-Marc Vallée
All of us as women have a friend, or a relative, or have gone through [some kind of abuse] ourselves. There are all of these playful sort of comments on Big Little Lies about women’s manipulation or women’s dirty secrets, but in fact the biggest little lie is how we carry shame about what men have done. We have to learn to use our voice to protect ourself and each other, because there is no shame in what another person has done to us, and it’s time to defend ourselves and demand to be treated with respect. That’s such a profound thought—I just felt privileged to be a part of that story.
“Owning your sexuality is beautiful. You don’t in your 20s and 30s. You don’t know it in the same way. Now I honor my sexuality and how it’s developed. Being a feminist also comes with the joy of being female.”
Laura Dern photographed by Horst Diekgerdes for InStyle, April 2017
Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, and Zoë Kravitz of HBO’s TV series ‘Big Little Lies’ are photographed for Los Angeles Times on January 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.