Nicole’s new limited series The Undoing will premiere on May 10th.
Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman will be back on HBO with her new limited series The Undoing on Sunday, May 10, as revealed in the above trailer.
The dramatic thriller — adapted by BLL writer/EP David E. Kelley from Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel You Should Have Known — stars Kidman and Hugh Grant as Grace and Jonathan Fraser, a Manhattan power couple whose idyllic life is rocked by “a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations,” per the official logline. “Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.”
The cast also includes Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) and Donald Sutherland (Trust, Dirty Sexy Money). Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) directed all six episodes.
I really enjoyed Nicole’s film The Upside where she starred opposite Bryan Cranston & Kevin Hart. Captures from the film are now in the gallery.
Nicole walked the red carpet in a beautiful sapphire blue Michael Kors gown this past Sunday at the SAG Awards. You can tell that Nicole had a fun night with her friends!
With my Big Little Lies and Bombshell families at the SAG-AFTRA awards today! A day of celebration, pride, happiness, humility, and so many other emotions 💕 Thank you, fellow actors for letting me dance with you and for letting me share these women and their stories. I am so honored and grateful xx
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Thank you to Deadline for this rundown from the TCA Press Tour panel for The Undoing.
HBO’s The Undoing debuts in May and creator/writer David E. Kelley was joined on the TCA stage by fellow EP and director Susanne Bier as well as EP/star Nicole Kidman and actors Hugh Grant and Noma Dumezweni to talk about the six-part limited series based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book You Should Have Known.
This marks another collaboration between Kelley and Kidman who worked together on two seasons of the Emmy-winning Big Little Lies. That said, the two were asked if we can expect more from the ladies from Monterey County.
Kidman said they would love to make a third season, but the pair have been focusing on The Undoing and the rest of the cast is just too busy. “I don’t think we’d ever get Laura [Dern] back!” she laughs. She also mentions how Zoe Kravitz is going to be busy in the new Batman film. “Everyone’s working,” she adds. “Hopefully we can collide again at one point.”
The Undoing centers on Grace Sachs (Kidman), who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist, has a devoted husband (Grant) and young son (Noah Jupe) who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
The privileged and affluent characters folded into scandalous circumstances is bound to draw comparisons to Big Little Lies but for Kelley, there was nothing intentional about the similarities.
“We gravitate to material that fascinates us,” he said. “In this piece, the theme and core of denial that the characters lived in drew me in. He said that the story “gives rise to delusions that have a surprising tenacity” and how for many, “the facts are the facts but the stories are better.”
The Undoing and Big Little Lies explore the constructs of the perfect world and Kelley said beyond that, the two series have little in common.
Kelley is known for telling female-driven stories and with the need for more representation front and center, many think that perhaps more women should be writing these stories. For him, he is all for it and although he wrote The Undoing, he said Bier took full control. “She’s the mastermind of this piece. We are all better off having her in charge and in control,” he said.
Kidman said it was a very collaborative environment on set and feels like six hours of cinema that Bier created. She said that Kelley was great when it came to collaborating. “Whatever I bring, he absorbed it and really listened,” she added.
The Undoing also stars Noah Jupe, Donald Sutherland, Edgar Ramirez, Lily Rabe, Ismael Cruz Cordova and Matilda De Angelis.
Kelley executive produces The Undoing through David E. Kelley Prods. and serves as showrunner. Bier executive produces and will direct all episodes. Kidman executive produces with Per Saari through their Blossom Films alongside Bruna Papandrea via Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas.
Nicole attended the panel for her new limited series on HBO, The Undoing at the TCA Winter Press Tour this past week.
In David E. Kelley’s latest, the duo play a couple living their best lives until a catastrophic death sparks a tragic chain of events.
There’s good news for people scared that HBO’s upcoming limited series “The Undoing” would be a half-hearted rehash of discarded “Big Little Lies” plots. Created and written by David E. Kelley and starring Nicole Kidman, the show turns out to have a deeply psychological core which allows for involving storytelling that’s hard to tear yourself away from.
“Choosing to unknow things is a fascinating part of human nature — when and what you choose to believe and what you choose to see,” Kidman said at the TCA panel for “The Undoing” in Pasadena, CA on Wednesday morning.
It’s a peculiar quirk of human behavior and “The Undoing” explores it for all its worth. Adapted from the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel “You Should Have Known,” Kidman and co-star Hugh Grant play Grace and Jonathan Fraser, a couple living their best lives until a catastrophic death sparks a tragic chain of events from which they will likely never recover. The trailer shown in the room at TCA characterized Grace as a woman with the ability to read people and their motivations, only to find her insight lacking when applied to her own life.
“The great thing about the series – and what really drew me to it – is that it’s so twisty and nothing is as it seems,” Kidman said. The actress added that it was difficult to elaborate, given that the assembled journalists had only been provided two episodes of the series and she wanted to avoid spoilers.
“This particular piece, the theme and the core of denial that these characters lived in and inhabited, drew me in,” Kelley explained. “The propensity that they all had to draw false narratives about who they were, who their partners were, who people in their lives were, and giving rise to delusions that have a surprising tenacity.”
“We live in a world where, let’s face it, the facts are the facts, but the story is better,” the scribe continued. “In relationships, that can be true as well.”
But whether or not the central couple’s marriage is shot through with deception, Grant isn’t ready to have the audience cast aspersions on his character just yet, rejecting the idea that he’s a bad guy. “You don’t know from what you’ve seen whether I’m nice or nasty,” the actor jokingly chided a journalist. “If you’ve seen [Episode 2], I’m not entirely as lovely as I seem in [Episode 1]. But you don’t know if I’m evil or not.”
That said, he isn’t exactly opposed to donning the black hat, as opposed to the white one. Grant described the characters he’s been playing for the last six years “consistently vile.” “Richard Curtis, who wrote all those romantic comedies I did [or a lot of them], it always used to make him laugh that people thought I, Hugh, was that nice, bumbling Englishman because he knew exactly the reverse was true,” he continued. “It’s very nice to be closer to home.”
In fact, one of Grant’s most recent villainous turns came in 2018’s critically-beloved “Paddington 2,” in a role that served as a spiritual sibling to the villain of 2015’s “Paddington,” played by none other than Kidman. Naturally, the connection did not go unnoticed.
Asked if the pair found occasion to discuss Paddington between takes, Grant assured the room that “he was very much with us” during filming.
“We talked about Paddington before almost every scene,” Kidman quipped.
And if an ever-expanding media landscape makes one contemplate giving up and watching “Paddington 2” exclusively for the rest of the year, know that if nothing else, Kelley understands and has tried his hardest to be deserving of your precious screen time.
“The public has so much to watch,” he said. “It’s a burden. Why you? Why should they tune into you? We tried to be very true to living up to that addictive quality. We know that we have to rise up to that level.”
For those willing to take the ride with “The Undoing,” the six-installment limited series directed in its entirety by Susanne Bier, debuts in May.
Personally, I can’t wait either!
Nicole Kidman is an award season pro! The “Bombshell” star jokes with Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards that her stunning Armani gown is malfunction-proof after multiple wardrobe mishaps over the years. Nicole also teases how excited she is to work with Melissa McCarthy on “Nine Perfect Strangers” from “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty. And, the Oscar winner shares gratitude for the “extraordinary” support for Australian wildfire relief.
Nicole looked gorgeous in a strapless embroidered lace Armani Privé gown from the January 2005 collection as she walked the red carpet.