Nicole Kidman Says ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 3 Is Partly Due to Her Daughter Demanding It and Asking: Celeste Isn’t ‘Coping in the Second One. What’s She Doing?’

Nicole Kidman said in a recent interview with Elle magazine that her daughter, Sunday Rose, was partly responsible for getting “Big Little Lies” Season 3 off the ground. She demanded another season after finishing Season 2 and even had some criticisms to share about her mother’s character arc.

“My daughter is the one who watched both of the series and went, ‘Okay, there’s just no question, there has to be a third,’” Kidman said, adding that Sunday gave her notes on character development. “She’s like, ‘Celeste, she’s not coping in the second one, what is she doing? I could kind of see the point of view of Mary Louise.’”

Celeste is the character played by Kidman. In the show’s second season, Celeste and her friends have to keep the truth about the death of Celeste’s husband (played by Alexander Skarsgard in the first season) a secret from his pestering mother, Mary Louise (Meryl Streep).

Kidman told Variety in January that she and her “Big Little Lies” co-star Reese Witherspoon were “texting every day” about a third season. The Oscar winner told Elle that time passing was the key element to returning to the HBO series.

“There’s the richness of the storylines, which we’d always discussed, but it needed time because there’s actual unbelievable depth to the next chapter of these women’s lives and their children’s lives—because children grow up, and that’s kind of fascinating,” Kidman said.

HBO and Max content chairman/CEO Casey Bloys told Variety earlier this year that he’s ready for “Big Little Lies” Season 3.

“Where you have all these stars, you’ve got to get their schedules in line, we have to get it written,” Bloys said. “So, there’s a lot that needs to be done. It’s very early stages right now. The entire cast is doing shows and movies, and everybody’s very busy. But it’s a very special group. They love working together. And when they land on an idea, I believe they will make it happen. We’re excited when they’re ready, and we will take those steps when they’re ready.”

Head over to Elle’s website to read Kidman’s latest profile in its entirety.

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