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Kathryn Newton on ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 3: ‘Everyone Is Talking About It’

As the great Renata Klein, played by Laura Dern on HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” once said, “I will not, not be rich!” And very soon, we may be rich in more content from the Emmy award-winning series.

Regarding a third season of the hit HBO drama, Reese Witherspoon told Variety on the carpet of the 81st Golden Globes in January, “We are working on it. [Nicole Kidman] and I have been working on it a lot.”

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Well, IndieWire caught up with star Kathryn Newton at the 17th Annual Women in Film Oscar Nominees Party on Friday, March 8 at Catch Steak LA. Newton, of course, plays Abigail Carson, the daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Adam Scott’s characters Madeline Martha Mackenzie and Ed Mackenzie. We could not help but ask her if she has been hearing anything in her orbit about a third installment.

“I had no idea! Someone should let a girl know,” Newton joked. “I’m just kidding. Everyone is talking about it.” Whether she would be down to return is a no-brainer, as she playfully continued with a big smile, “Am I breathing?”

Newton can most recently be seen in Zelda Williams’ feature directorial debut “Lisa Frankenstein.” David Ehrlich writes that “Newton and Cole Sprouse are the saving graces of this half-baked rom-com about a girl who falls in love with her favorite corpse.” As for what’s next, the Screen Actors Guild nominee will next be seen in Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s horror film “Abigail,” in theaters April 19.

“I just found out it’s an hour and 47 minutes and there’s 198 F-words, that’s two F-words a minute or something like that,” she told IndieWire. “I think that’s all you need to know.”

She also recently stopped by IndieWire’s Sundance studio for Susanna Fogel’s “Winner,” alongside stars Emilia Jones, Zach Galifianakis, and Danny Ramirez. The film tells the story of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, who was sentenced to five years in prison for leaking documents alleging Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “We’re trying to humanize her and show people she’s so much more than just a name in a headline,” lead Jones told IndieWire.

In our Season 2 review of “Big Little Lies,” Ben Travers writes, “Under the urgent eye of new director Andrea Arnold, Season 2 is a wholly different beast — but it’s still very, very good.”

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