Entertainment TV Why Reese Witherspoon Produced Emmy-Winning 'Big Little Lies' : 'So Often I'm the Only Woman on a Set Full of Men' The actress brought Liane Moriarty's female-driven novel Big Little Lies to HBO By Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez is the Editor in Chief/General Manager of Entertainment Weekly. Formerly at People magazine and The A.V. Club, the Critics Choice and Television Critics Association member has appeared on 'Today,' 'Extra!,' 'Access Hollywood,' 'E! News,' 'CNN,' and 'Nightline,' and can be seen frequently on 'Good Morning America.' Follow the Texas Native at @PatrickGomezLA wherever your media is social for all things 'For All Mankind' 'Top Chef,' and puppy related. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 17, 2017 10:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Reese Witherspoon was tired of working in a man’s world. “So often I’m the only woman on a set full of men,” she told PEOPLE in February. But through her production company Pacific Standard, the actress brought Liane Moriarty‘s female-driven novel Big Little Lies — which just won the Emmy for outstanding limited series — to HBO as a seven-part whodunit drama with a healthy dose of acerbic humor Watch the full episode of People & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live, streaming now on PeopleTV. Go to People.com/peopletv, or download the app on your favorite streaming device. Nicole Kidman “It became this really interesting group of women whose work I’d always loved,” Witherspoon, 40, said of enlisting Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz to star alongside her in the limited series, which explores themes of domestic violence, marriage and motherhood. HBO “Getting to work with them every day was a pleasure,” she says. “I learned so much from each of them.” For full Emmys coverage, click here The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.