Reese Witherspoon dropped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (May 17) to talk about the success of her hit series Big Little Lies and revealed how the show brought a new element to her relationship with her mom Betty Reese. The 41-year-old, whose mother was in the audience, opened up about the inappropriate texts she received from Betty after watching the popular HBO drama. Recalling the moment she shared a snapshot of her mother's message on Instagram, Reese explained how her mom enjoyed the intimate scenes. "When she said, 'I'm watching Big Little Lies.' I was like, 'Oh did you like it?' She just replied, 'Yes, there was a lot of...'," she revealed to a rapturous applause from the audience.
The mother-of-three also hinted that a second series of Big Little Lies is on the cards, the show which she also co-produced alongside Nicole Kidman. She explained: "We hope so. I mean, I feel like it's - Nicole and I produced as well, so we've been talking to the writer, Liane Moriarty, who wrote the book, about just new ideas of what these characters could do." She added: "But it seems like people just love the characters, so hopefully we can go on."
Reese plays wealthy mother Madeline Martha Mackenzie in the gritty drama, which also stars Shailene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgård as well as Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz. The story follows three mothers who have children in the same class at school but who conflict with the other mums. The tension between the parents slowly grows until a murder is committed.