Who Is The Highest Paid Actress On ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2?

The Monterey Five are about to return to HBO when Big Little Lies Season 2 premieres on June 9, 2019. The acclaimed drama series follows Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley), three women who form an unlikely bond and inadvertently drag two other women –Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) and Renata (Laura Dern) into their twisted web of murder, secrets, lies, and emotional entanglement.

Season 2 is about to get even juicier–Meryl Streep has joined the cast as Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s character Perry Wright. Mary Louis arrives in Monterey in search of answers in light of Perry’s apparent death. Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty told The Daily Telegraph, “She deeply loved her son … as much as any mother can love her son. She had a slightly fraught relationship with her daughter-in-law, so it’s a very complicated, difficult time.” So who is the highest paid actress on Big Little Lies Season 2?


Did the women of Big Little Lies get significant pay raises for Season 2?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, massive pay raises are in order for the actress of Big Little Lies in Season 2. President of Programming Casey Bloys explained, “Whatever anybody was paid was 100 percent earned and well worth it. This show was a giant hit for us and for the industry.”

Reese Witherspoon’s Big Little Lies salary

In Season 2 of BLL –Reese Witherspoon was paid $250,000 per episode –but for the sophomore season, her salary has been bumped to $1 million per episode. Witherspoon will also get additional money because she acts as an executive producer on the show.

Nicole Kidman’s Big Little Lies salary

Nicole Kidman was paid $350,000 per episode for Season 1 of BLL. Now, she will be bringing home $1 million per episode along with the money she earns as an executive producer. Kidman’s Emmy and Golden Globe win for her role as Celeste Wright probably helped her negotiate the big bucks.

What are the other actresses on Big Little Lies getting paid for Season 2?

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are the highest paid actresses on Big Little Lies season 2 –but the rest of the cast also got significant pay bumps. Shailene Woodley made $242,000 per episode in Season 1, and her pay is bumping up to $500,000 for Season 2. Likewise –Zoë Kravitz who was only a supporting character making $54,000 per episode in Season 1 has been moved to a series regular at the rate of $428,000 per episode. Laura Dern’s pay rate is unknown.

What is Meryl Streep’s Big Little Lies salary?

Bringing acclaimed actress Meryl Streep into the fold was a massive win for Big Little Lies and of course, HBO had to pay her the big bucks for her role. Streep is being paid an astounding $800,000 per episode, according to Variety. making her the third highest paid actress on the show.

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