Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon Will Each Earn Around $1 Million An Episode for Season 2 of "Big Little Lies"

Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon Will Each Earn Around $1 Million An Episode for Season 2 of “Big Little Lies”

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After big wins at the EMMYs and Golden Globes for Best Limited Series, you can’t say Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman aren’t worth the price of admission for “Big Little Lies,” but almost $1 million an episode seems like a lot– for TV.

The BFFs and Hollywood A-listers made around $300,00 per episode for season 1 of the HBO drama, which was never supposed to have a second season. Both actresses were also the highest-paid movie stars at one point in time, too. Kidman took the title in 2006 and Witherspoon made the big bucks in 2009.


The deal comes at an especially sweet time for Witherspoon as she’s gearing up to make $1.25 million an episode for her Apple series with Jennifer Aniston.

It’s also being reported that Zoe Kravitz will make $3 million in Season 2 (way up from $380,000) and Shailene Woodley will also see a big bump from her $1.7 million total salary for Season 1.

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