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July 23, 2017   0 Comment

“It’s just speculation at the moment,” Laura Dern told the Los Angeles Times last month, describing talk that she has become a prospect for the presidency of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when new officers are elected on August 8. But it’s a hot summer afternoon, and all the serious people are […]


June 22, 2017   0 Comment

Many people thought they had “Big Little Lies” pegged after HBO aired the first episode of the limited series in February. Soapy whodunit. Bitchy behavior. Mommy wars. Privileged women. Impossibly gorgeous homes. The series invited those judgments and then proceeded to methodically upend them, delivering a nuanced look at motherhood, domestic abuse and, yes, the […]


June 20, 2017   0 Comment

Laura Dern has appeared in major blockbuster hits, art house darlings and on TV. But the star who can be currently seen in the new “Twin Peaks” reboot and the forthcoming Star Wars installment “The Last Jedi” says there is still one dream role she has yet to play: Madge, the sassy manicurist from those […]


June 18, 2017   0 Comment

Laura Dern says narcissism in the acting world “can only last for so long,” and she ​called on the advertising world to change up press events to create a “teachable moment” where actors can discuss causes they are passionate about ​– rather than droning on about themselves. The “Twin Peaks” and “Big Little Lies” star […]


June 7, 2017   0 Comment

Laura Dern holds all the secrets to the year’s most anticipated entertainment, but would we rather she tell us what happens or watch a great actress go to work? “Big Little Lies.” “Twin Peaks.” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” These three projects don’t make up half of Laura Dern’s 2017 body of work, but they […]


May 16, 2017   0 Comment

Laura Dern may be one of the few people on the planet right now who knows more about Twin Peaks than you do. Not much, but just enough to be able to render something of a review. In a recent interview with W‘s Lynn Hirschberg, Dern described the experience thusly: “What I know is he […]


May 10, 2017   0 Comment

Laura Dern recognizes that there can be a major generational gap between mothers and their daughters that becomes especially apparent when it comes to making their voices heard and giving back. There’s a scene in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which Dern says is one of the most interesting of the series, that demonstrates this tension […]


April 12, 2017   0 Comment

HBO’s Big Little Lies ended Sunday with an idyllic scene: the show’s gorgeous stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, and Zoë Kravitz relaxing on a beach, recently fused in sisterhood—surrounded by sun, cavorting children, and lapping waves. And last Friday afternoon—months after filming that picturesque scene—stars Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon realized […]