Actor Laura Dern, 51, plays the high-strung Monterey mom Renata in ‘Big Little Lies’ , and the slow evolution of her character suits Dern just fine. “I’ve never gravitated towards scripts where there’s profound change,” she told Vanity Fair. “I’m interested in incremental growth…and it’s so obvious to me how vulnerable Renata is because you can feel her being like — ‘You’re. Going. To. Listen. To. Me.’ — Nobody has to work that hard if they’re really being listened to.”
The ‘Jurassic Park, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, and yes— ‘Blue Velver’ star covers the February 2019 issue of Vanity Fair Magazine, lensed by Julia Hutta with styling by Samira Nasr., choosing Balenciaga, Maison ALAÏA and more. Sloane Crosley conducts the interview.
Like every actor in ‘Big Little Lies’, Dern gushes about the project, saying “I feel such sisterhood with the girls — we deeply love each other, and for Reese [Witherspoon] and Nicole [Kidman] and I particularly, all having done this since we were teenagers and never having acted with so many women, it’s amazing.”