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Sharp Objects Trailer: Amy Adams Sees Dead People in Creepy HBO Miniseries

“Mom says you saw a ghost once. I’m not scared of them ghosts… are you?”

And so begins a skin-crawling sneak peek at HBO’s Amy Adams-starring miniseries Sharp Objects, which is set to debut this July. HBO released the first footage from the much-anticipated project on Sunday — which you can watch above — and we’re already planning to not watch this one alone.

Based on the novel by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects stars Adams as Camille Preaker, a reporter who returns to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri to investigate a gruesome double murder.
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Amy Adams Returns Home in First Trailer for HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ (Watch)

Amy Adams Returns Home in First Trailer for HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ (Watch)
You can’t go home again — or can you?

Amy Adams reluctantly finds herself proving the old adage wrong in the first trailer for HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects,” which was released ahead of the premiere of “Westworld” season 2.

“Ma says she saw a ghost once,” a voice narrates, likely Adams’ character’s younger sister. “I’m not scared of them ghosts. Are you?”

The trailer shows key elements of the upcoming mini-series, including Adams as Camille Preaker, and her mother, portrayed by Patricia Clarkson. The dark and dangerous nature of the source material is hinted
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‘Sharp Objects’ Trailer: The Director Of ‘Big Little Lies’ & Amy Adams Lead HBO’s Anticipated Drama

As Hollywood rushes to produce stories that show women can do anything, the excellent crime novels of Gillian Flynn show that women can do truly anything, including some really dark and twisted stuff. As smart and perceptive as her most significant hit “Gone Girl” was, in terms of sheer terror, her debut novel “Sharp Objects” takes the cake. It’s now coming to HBO this summer as an eight-episode series developed by Marti Noxon (UnREAL) and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
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‘Sharp Objects’ Teaser: HBO’s Next Super-Dark Miniseries Has Amy Adams and Danger Lurking Around Every Corner

‘Sharp Objects’ Teaser: HBO’s Next Super-Dark Miniseries Has Amy Adams and Danger Lurking Around Every Corner
A year after “Big Little Lies,” HBO is offering a first glimpse at their latest attempt at turning a runaway literary success into TV gold. The network released the initial teaser for “Sharp Objects,” the upcoming miniseries that will try to follow in the big footsteps of some recent crime classics.

Sharp Objects” stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a crime reporter recovering from a recent stint at a psychiatric center. Trying to move past her own personal traumas, she dives headlong into investigating the murder of two children. In the process, she has to confront even more of her own past, including the watchful eye of her mother Adora (Patricia Clarkson).

True to form for director Jean-Marc Vallée, this sneak peek is more atmospheric than anything. But judging by the menacing glances, eerie music, and dramatic mirror shots, Camille’s investigation is set to be anything but a pleasant one.
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Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin are Adrift on new poster for survival drama

A new poster has arrived online for director Baltasar Kormákur’s upcoming survival drama Adrift featuring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Adrift here

From the director of Everest and starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, Adrift is based on the incredible true story of two young adventurers whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to a fight for survival. Setting off on the journey of a lifetime across the Pacific Ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) are pushed to their limits as they sail directly into one of the most catastrophic storms in recorded history. In the aftermath, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is
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‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2: Everything We Know So Far
Big Little Lies” was supposed to be a miniseries; it wasn’t supposed to return for a second season. But it proved to be such a big hit that HBO just couldn’t let it go.

After much speculation and a triumphant awards season, HBO made it official and ordered another seven episodes full of mom drama, lies (of all shapes and sizes) and stunning beachfront property.

Since the first season covered the entirety of Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel, little is known about the direction the second season will take or how the show will build upon the already-told story. But with the series currently in production, we do know some of what “Big Little Lies” Season 2 will look like. Here’s everything we know so far.

Also Read: First Look at Meryl Streep on 'Big Little Lies' Season 2, Courtesy of Nicole Kidman (Photo)

1. Most of the cast is returning

As executive producers in addition to their on-screen roles, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman were the first announced to return to Monterey, but they were followed by nearly all of the show’s original cast.

Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz will also star in the second season, and they’ll be joined by Adam Scott, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, Iain Armitage, Kathryn Newton, Robin Weigert, Sarah Sokolovic and Merrin Dungey.

2. Even Alexander Skarsgard

Skarsgard’s character Perry, the abusive husband of Kidman’s Celeste, died at the end of the first season, but according to TV Line, he is still expected to appear “in some capacity.”

When asked about the report by People, the actor replied, “I don’t even know if I’m really dead or not.”

Also Read: Laura Dern Shares On-Set Photo From 'Big Little Lies': 'Madeline and Renata Are Back' (Photo)

3. Newcomers include Meryl Streep and Bonnie’s parents

As though a second season pick up wasn’t surprising enough, “Big Little Lies” shocked everybody when it announced its newest cast member: Meryl Streep.

For the first time on television since 2003’s “Angels in America,” the three-time Oscar-winner will play Perry’s mother Mary Louise Wright, who arrives in Monterey over worry about her mourning grandchildren.

Kidman shared the first photo of Streep in character (complete with one hell of a wig) on Instagram:

First day on the set with Meryl and “my” darling boys! #BigLittleLies

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And though Kravitz’s character Bonnie saw her role reduced from the book in Season 1, it seems like Season 2 will take a deeper dive into her backstory.

Weeds” alum Martin Donovan and “In the Heat of the Night” star Crystal Fox have signed on to recur in the upcoming episodes as her parents, Martin and Elizabeth, though further character and plot details are being kept tightly under wraps.

Also Read: HBO Exec Apologizes for Saying Network Was 'Raped' by 'Big Little Lies' Cast Negotiations

4. Here’s what the other characters will be up to

Much of the plot remains unknown — as the show will go beyond its source material in Season 2 — but the episodes will be written by showrunner David E. Kelley and are partially based on story by Moriarty herself.

HBO has teased some of the season’s arcs in character descriptions, which you can read below:

Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright: Reeling from her husband Perry’s death, Celeste is adrift, but determined to fight for her family and find the woman she once was.

Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie: Finding that good intentions don’t always yield good consequences, Madeline confronts the truth of Perry’s death, while coming to terms with her own marriage and traditional notions of family.

Shailene Woodley as Jane Chapman: While processing Perry’s sudden death, Jane is trying to build a new life for herself and Ziggy.

Laura Dern as Renata Klein: The epitome of control, Renata is now faced with new challenges in her marriage.

Zoë Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson: Bonnie struggles with Perry’s death and is forced to face demons in her past.

Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright: Concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son Perry’s death, Mary Louise arrives in Monterey searching for answers.

Adam Scott as Ed Mackenzie: Ed is forced to confront major challenges in his marriage to Madeline.

James Tupper as Nathan Carlson: Nathan copes with a complicated turn of events in his marriage and with his eldest daughter Abby.

Jeffrey Nordling as Gordon Klein: Gordon faces the consequences of a big mistake and risks losing everything along the way.

Iain Armitage as Ziggy Chapman: Ziggy starts second grade and continues to be the light of Jane’s life.

5. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman got big pay bumps to return

Because the show was conceived as a miniseries, HBO did not have options for the cast beyond the first season. And, as The Hollywood Reporter reported in January, landing deals for the cast to return came at a steep price for the network.

Witherspoon alone, whose producing slate has exploded in recent months with high-profile projects at Apple and now Hulu, is earning “in the $1 million-an-episode ballpark” for the second season, along with fees for serving as an executive producer and points off the backend. Kidman, also an executive producer, is said to have a similar deal.

That led to a brief controversy for the network when an HBO exec said the company had been “sort of raped” financially by the negotiations, comments for which she later apologized.

6. David E. Kelley will write the show; Andrea Arnold will direct

As noted above, Kelley will write and executive produce the second season, as he did the first. But Season 1 director Jean-Marc Vallée (who retains an Ep credit) will be replaced by Andrea Arnold.

Arnold won an Academy Award in 2005 for directing the short film “Wasp” and has since gone on to direct a number of acclaimed films including “Red Road,” “Fish Tank” and a 2011 adaptation of “Wuthering Heights.”

Her most recent film, 2016’s “American Honey,” took home the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was hailed by critics as the film that proved Arnold to be one of the industry’s best working directors.

7. It will probably premiere in 2019

HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed in an interview with THR in January that with filming on “Big Little Lies” beginning in March, the show would not be back on the air in 2018.

So fans will have to wait until next year to watch Season 2, along with the final run of “Game of Thrones” and the long-awaited third season of “True Detective.”

8. There’s a dog, and he has great hair

Look at him!

Introducing Jolly. He has the best hair of all the cast !! #BigLittleLies @nicolekidman @hbo

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Read original story ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2: Everything We Know So Far At TheWrap
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‘Westworld’ Star Thandie Newton Says She Will Also Receive Equal Pay for Season 3

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‘Westworld’ Star Thandie Newton Says She Will Also Receive Equal Pay for Season 3
Westworld” star Thandie Newton says she will be receiving the same pay as her male costars for the show’s upcoming third season, shattering “calcified pain, resentment, frustration.”

Contract negotiations are currently underway with the HBO series, Newton told Vanity Fair, saying, “We’re all equal across the board. It’s really exciting. It’s unprecedented. It’s–goodness; it shatters so much calcified pain, resentment, frustration. It just shatters it.”

Because of the progress being made, Newton vowed to never take on another project that would pay her less than her male counterparts.

Also Read: Evan Rachel Wood Is 'Just Now' Receiving the Same Pay as Male 'Westworld' Co-Stars (Exclusive Video)

“I wouldn’t do anything if it didn’t. Definitely not,” she said. “F— that. It literally sets a precedent, and [HBO is] leading the way, which is amazing.”

Newton’s revelation comes almost a week after costar Evan Rachel Wood told TheWrap that her paycheck didn’t match her status for the series’ first two seasons. At least, it wasn’t equal to what the leading men were raking in.

“I think I’m just now to the point where I’m getting paid the same as my male co-stars,” Wood said in a recent interview with Sharon Waxman, TheWrap’s founder and CEO.

With the sophomore installment about to premiere, Wood found out she was getting a bump for Season 3 equal to the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris — the men of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s drama (well, the latter still is, as of that messy freshman year finale).

See Video: Why 'Westworld' Star Evan Rachel Wood Turned Down 'Mean Girls'

“I was just told that, you know, ‘Hey you’re, you’re getting equal pay.’ And I was like [gasp]. And I almost got emotional,” Wood said. “I was like, ‘I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts … Never, never.'”

Earlier this month, HBO boss Casey Bloys addressed the topic of pay parity at the premium cabler following comments made by an exec who said the bump in salaries the cast of “Big Little Lies” received for Season 2 “short of raped” the network.

“One of the things that’s come out of thinking about the movement and some conversations with Reese [Witherspoon], who’s really at the forefront, is something we’ve done recently,” Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve proactively gone through all of our shows — in fact, we just finished our process where we went through and made sure that there were no inappropriate disparities in pay; and where there were, if we found any, we corrected it going forward. And that’s is a direct result of the Times Up movement.”

A spokesperson for HBO has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Westworld” Season 2 will premiere Sunday at 9/8 c on HBO.

Read original story ‘Westworld’ Star Thandie Newton Says She Will Also Receive Equal Pay for Season 3 At TheWrap
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Nicole Kidman Was Just Named One of the World's Most Influential People

Honestly, is there anything Nicole Kidman can't do? She's (deservedly) won accolade after accolade for her portrayal of Celeste Wright, as well as her role in producing HBO's mini-series Big Little Lies, and now she's winning global praise for her support of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements by Time magazine. Releasing their annual top 100 list of their most influential people, Nicole joined the likes of Cardi B, Gal Gadot, and Hugh Jackman on the esteemed list. This comes as no surprise to us — we've known all about Nicole's starpower for decades. But ever-so-humble Nic doesn't claim all the credit for her success — specifically the success of Big Little Lies. Nicole as Celeste in Big Little Lies. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) While recently opening up to The Australian Women's Weekly, the 50-year-old mom-of-four credited her producing partner Reese Witherspoon for being the ultimate wingwoman in Hollywood. "I called Reese
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'Sharp Objects': Watch the First Trailer for HBO's Amy Adams Drama

HBO rolled out the first teaser for Sharp Objects on Sunday night ahead of the highly anticipated season two premiere of Westworld.

The upcoming miniseries, which hopes to follow in the footsteps of 2017's massively successful Big Little Lies, is a heavy hitter by pedigree. Veteran showrunner Marti Noxon adapted the Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) source material for the eight-episode run. It also marks five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams' first TV role since she recurred in the first season of The Office more than a decade ago.

Sharp Objects' brief preview gives the first glimpse of Adams as...
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (A-d)

TV shows status included: 3%, 12 Monkeys, 13 Reasons Why, 100 Code, Absentia, The Affair, Alexa & Katie, Alias Grace, The Alienist, Almost Royal, Alone Together, Altered Carbon, Amazing Stories, American Crime, American Dad!, American Horror Story, The Americans, American Princess, American Soul, American Vandal, American Woman, Andi Mack, Angie Tribeca, Animal Kingdom, Animals, Anne with an E, Another Period, Archer, The Archer Connection, Arrested Development, The Art of More, The Arrangement, The Artful Detective, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Atlanta, Atypical, The A Word, Baby Daddy, Backstage, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Ballers, Barry, Baskets, Being Mary Jane, Bellevue, Ben 10, Berlin Station, Better Call Saul, Better Things, Between, Beyond, Big Little Lies, Big Mouth, Billions, The Bisexual, Bizaardvark, Black Mirror, Blood Drive, Bloodline, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, Bojack Horseman, The Bold Type, Boomerang, Bosch, The Breach, Britannia, Broad City, Broadchurch, Brockmire, Bunk'd, Camping, Cardinal, Carnival Row, Carter, Casual, Castle
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Inside ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Horrifying Season 2 Premiere (Non-Spoiler)

Inside ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Horrifying Season 2 Premiere (Non-Spoiler)
Note: This Party Report does not contain any spoilers of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2. If you haven’t yet seen season one, beware.

When we last saw Elisabeth Moss’ Offred in the final shot of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 1, she was loading herself into a prisoner transport van, as the opening riffs of Tom Petty’s “American Girl” swelled and the door slammed shut.
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43rd Annual Gracie Awards Winners Announced by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (Awmf) announced the winners of the 43rd annual Gracie Awards to take place May 22 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

The event will recognize such esteemed honorees as Ashley Judd, Billie Jean King, Claire Danes, Elizabeth Marvel, Hoda Kotb, Issa Rae, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Katie Couric, Megan Mullally, Pam Oliver, Reese Witherspoon, and Shirley Strawberry, along with some of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media. Local and student award winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 27 at Cipriani in New York City.

“In a historic and momentous year for women, on and off the camera and in front of and behind the microphone, the Gracie Awards arrive at an important time to celebrate the storytellers who are changing the narrative and pushing boundaries in the quest toward diversity and equality,” said Awmf Chair Christine Travaglini,
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Evan Rachel Wood Will Finally Be Paid the Same Amount as Her Male Costars on Westworld

You might think, at this point, that discovering that some of TV's most-buzzed about leading ladies - ones who carry their shows and are largely the reasons people keep watching - are being paid less than their male costars would come as less of a shock. It happens pretty much weekly at this point. But every time news about it comes out, it's just as unbelievably disappointing as the time before. Luckily, we have some more promising news to report on the issue today: Evan Rachel Wood will finally receive the same salary as her leading male counterparts for her work on season three of Westworld. The actress, who plays Dolores on the hit HBO sci-fi drama, recently opened up to The Wrap about how she found out.

"I think I'm just now to the point where I'm getting paid the same as my male co-stars," she said, explaining that
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Nicole Kidman to Star in Adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s “The Female Persuasion”

Kidman in “Big Little Lies”

Another Meg Wolitzer adaptation is on the way, and this one is headed by Nicole Kidman. Entertainment Weekly reports that the Oscar winner’s production company, Blossom Films, is joining forces with producer Lynda Obst to develop a feature based on Wolitzer’s latest novel, “The Female Persuasion.” Kidman is attached to topline the pic. Upcoming Glenn Close-starrer “The Wife,” set to bow August 3, is also based on one of Wolitzer’s novels.

Released on April 3, “The Female Persuasion” “centers on a shy college freshman named Greer who hopes her life is changed by Faith Frank, a central pillar of the woman’s movement for decades,” EW summarizes. The New York Times best-seller has received strong reviews.

Kidman just won two Emmys for starring in and exec producing HBO’s adaptation of Liane Moriaty’s best-selling novel “Big Little Lies.” The murder mystery is
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Reese Witherspoon, Issa Rae, and Niki Caro Among This Year’s Gracie Award Winners

Rae in “Insecure”: HBO

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (Awmf) has announced the winners of the 43rd annual Gracie Awards. Set to take place May 22 in Los Angeles, the event celebrates programming created by, for, and about women. This year’s honorees include Reese Witherspoon, who is being recognized for her acting in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which she also exec produced, and fellow HBO actress Issa Rae, who is taking home a trophy for her performance in “Insecure,” which she also co-created.

The Gracie Awards don’t just honor acting. Niki Caro is set to receive an award for directing Netflix and CBC’s “Anne of Green Gables” adaptation “Anne with an E.” ABC News’ “Ashley Judd Speaks” interview special will also be recognized. The actress spoke with Diane Sawyer about her experiences with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

“In a historic and momentous year for women,
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Evan Rachel Wood is Finally Getting Equal Pay for ‘Westworld’ Season 3

HBO‘s initiative to battle the pay gap is starting to pay off. In the wake of the Time’s Up movement and Big Little LiesReese Witherspoon’s campaign for gender parity, the cable network announced that it had “corrected” its show pay gaps. And it couldn’t come soon enough. The star of one of HBO’s biggest hits […]

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Big Little Lies’ Shailene Woodley and Lori Woodley celebrate youth nonprofit achievements

Shailene Woodley turned in a tour de force performance as single mother Jane on HBO’s hit miniseries Big Little Lies, the adapted television drama based on the best-selling books of Liane Moriarty. Now she and her mother Lori are celebrating after their nonprofit All It Takes, which teaches leadership skills to at-risk youth, reached several major milestones in terms of achievements. On April 28, All It Takes will hold a reception called the Lasting Legacy event to celebrate effecting real change in California through raising awareness and working with local area schools. The organization provides individual and team training to […]

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Evan Rachel Wood Is ‘Just Now’ Receiving the Same Pay as Male ‘Westworld’ Co-Stars (Exclusive Video)

Evan Rachel Wood Is ‘Just Now’ Receiving the Same Pay as Male ‘Westworld’ Co-Stars (Exclusive Video)
It’s hard to argue that anyone’s face is more strongly associated with “Westworld” than Dolores Abernathy’s (Evan Rachel Wood).

But the actress who plays the robotic rancher’s daughter in HBO’s sci-fi hit tells TheWrap that her paycheck didn’t match her status for the series’ first two seasons. At least, it wasn’t equal to what the leading men were raking in.

“I think I’m just now to the point where I’m getting paid the same as my male co-stars,” Wood said in a recent interview with Sharon Waxman, TheWrap’s founder and CEO.

Also Read: 'Westworld' Season 2: It's Gonna Get 'Uncomfortable' for Lee as Maeve's 'Unwilling Hostage' (Video)

With the sophomore installment about to premiere, Wood found out she was getting a bump for Season 3 equal to the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris — the men of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s drama (well, the latter still is, as of that messy freshman year finale).

“I was just told that, you know, ‘Hey you’re, you’re getting equal pay.’ And I was like [gasp]. And I almost got emotional,” Wood said. “I was like, ‘I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts … Never, never.'”

“I found out … I’m always fighting for that,” Wood added. “And I have turned down projects — “Westworld,” it’s like, I get it a little more,” she said laughing. “It’s like, ‘Well, you’re Anthony Hopkins or Ed Darris.’ But I think now we’re all doing equal amounts of work and really hard work.”

Also Read: 'Westworld' Stars Jimmi Simpson and Simon Quarterman Portraits (Exclusive Photos)

Wood said up until now, she has been making “pretty much the same amount of money on things for years.”

“I have not moved,” Wood said. “And I’m not saying I’m in like dire straits. I’m very lucky … It’s more about if you’re getting paid fairly, or the same, or if you’re getting paid less simply because you’re a woman, that’s not fair.”

“There’s a lot of politics, but there’s a lot of things that are now being talked about in a different way,” Wood added. “There is a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes. There is a lot of trying to make things equal and trying to make things fair. I don’t know, there is a lot of stuff. But this is the first time that somebody made a point of being like, ‘Hey you’re getting this. And you deserve it.’ And that was nice.”

Earlier this month, HBO boss Casey Bloys addressed the topic of pay parity at the premium cabler following comments made by an exec who said the bump in salaries the cast of “Big Little Lies” received for Season 2 “raped” the network.

Also Read: 'Westworld' Season 2: It's Gonna Get 'Uncomfortable' for Lee as Maeve's 'Unwilling Hostage' (Video)

“One of the things that’s come out of thinking about the movement and some conversations with Reese [Witherspoon], who’s really at the forefront, is something we’ve done recently,” Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve proactively gone through all of our shows — in fact, we just finished our process where we went through and made sure that there were no inappropriate disparities in pay; and where there were, if we found any, we corrected it going forward. And that’s is a direct result of the Times Up movement.”

Bloys added that pay parity “becomes more of an issue when you get into Season 2 and Season 3, assuming the show is a success.”

“When you’re putting a show together, people come in with different levels of experience and maybe some people have won awards or something that makes them stand out. But when you get into Season 2 or 3 of a show and the show is a success, it is much harder to justify paying people wildly disparate numbers, and that’s where you have to make sure that you’re looking at the numbers — that they don’t end up just on the path they were on from the pilot stage. So, the thing that has been interesting about the whole movement is that it really is reminding everybody to do what’s right, and I think it’s retraining all of our thinking.”

HBO declined TheWrap’s request for comment on this story.

Watch the full interview above.

Westworld” Season 2 will premiere Sunday at 9/8 c on HBO.

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Bruna Papandrea to Exec Produce Series Based on Allison Pearson’s “How Hard Can It Be?”

Papandrea: Screen Australia/YouTube

Bruna Papandrea has scored the rights to another buzzy novel with plans to bring it to the small screen. The “Big Little Lies” executive producer’s Made Up Stories optioned the rights to Allison Pearson’s “How Hard Can It Be?” a press release announced.

Set to be published June 5, the novel is a sequel to Pearson’s 2002 massive hit “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” the source material for the 2011 Sarah Jessica Parker film of the same name.

“How Hard Can It Be?” reunites readers with Kate Reddy, who is now nearing her 50th birthday. Described as a “brilliant and incredibly timely portrait of a heroine fighting to remain strong and relevant in an ageist world,” the story sees the Kate “dealing with all the challenges of midlife: teenagers sharing pictures of their intimate parts on social media, ageing parents taking a second pass at childhood,
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