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Alexander Skarsgard Returns to HBO

By Jef Dinsmore on Jan 13, 2016 to Big Little Lies

Normally, it is the custom around here not to whip up a post for every cast member that comes on board any given project. That would apply especially to a show like BIG LITTLE LIES who has the likes of Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley already in the limited series.BigLittleLies_Skarsgard&Kidman

However, we could not pass up who has recently joined the cast now. Alexander Skarsgard has returned to HBO to play Perry Wright the husband of Nicole Kidman’s Celeste Wright. Now don’t they make a lanky, but pretty couple? David E. Kelley’s TV adaptation of the critically-acclaimed novel by Liane Moriarty is getting quite a bit of buzz from all the big-watt power in front of and behind the camera

Skarsgard to HBO fans, of course, was Eric Northman a thousand-some year-old vampire in TRUE BLOOD for all seven seasons. We can’t help but wonder if his latest character will enjoy a book in a lounge chair au natural?

Now just to make sure we put to rest the large casting news for BIG LITTLE LIES we credit The Hollywood Reporter for an extensive Who’s Who for the rest of the cast not previously mentPeople_JamesTupperioned:

James Tupper (ABC’s Revenge, pictured) plays Nathan Carlson, Madeline’s (Witherspoon) ex-husband, who remarried a beautiful and younger yoga instructor named Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz), who is tasked with co-parenting his teen daughter with his ex.

Jeffrey Nordling as Gordon Klein, a high-powered executive, married to Renata (Laura Dern); Santiago Cabrera as Joseph Bachman, who runs the local Monterey theater company and has an extramarital affair with Madeline (Witherspoon); P.J. Byrne as Principal Warren Nippal, who runs the school in Monterey where the children of characters played by Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley and Dern all attend first grade.

And there is Kelen Coleman as Harper, a Monterey parent and neighbor of the lead characters; Sarah Burns as Gabrielle, a Monterey parent and neighbor; Darby Camp as Chloe Mackenzie, the 7-year-old daughter of Madeline; Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti as Max and Josh Wright, 7-year-old twin sons of Celeste and Perry; Ivy George as Amabella Klein, the 7-year-old daughter of Renata and Gordon; Chloe Coleman as Skye Carlson, the 7-year-old daughter of Nathan and Bonnie; Virginia Kull as Ms. Emily Barnes, the first-grade school teacher for the children; Sarah Baker as Thea, a Monterey parent and neighbor; Kathreen Khavari as Samantha, a Monterey parent and neighbor; Larry Bates as Stu, a Monterey parent and neighbor; Hong Chau as Jackie, a Monterey parent and neighbor of the leading characters and Gia Carides as Melissa, a Monterey parent and neighbor of the leading characters.

Now that should cover everyone in BIG LITTLE LIES.


  • Alexander has been in so many great indie films lately. It’ll be interesting seeing his return to tv. And Nicole Kidman is always stunning.

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