HBO programming exec Francesca Orsi is “embarrassed” about using the word “rape” to describe the salary demands made by the Big Little Lies cast upon the ordering of Season 2.
Adapted from the bestselling Liane Moriarty novel, Big Little Lies was originally greenlit by the premium cabler as a single-season limited series. As such, no deals were in place for the likes of Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon to return, once an unanticipated second season of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series was ordered in December.
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HBO thus was left to pay market price for any returning cast, including...