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  • So I have not seen you.

  • Well, I saw you--

  • I ran into you at a restaurant.

  • But I haven't really congratulated you

  • because the last time you were here,

  • it was before award season.

  • And you've won just about every award

  • that there was to win for Big Little Lies.

  • So congratulations.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • Thank you.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, that was an amazing, amazing journey with that show.

  • And it ain't over.

  • No, because it's-- look, we can't wait.

  • And Meryl Streep joined the cast, which that's--

  • Yeah, we got lucky.

  • I mean, she--

  • Not lucky.

  • Who wouldn't want to be a part of that cast?

  • Of course, she'd want to do that.

  • But she signed on without having read

  • any script, which is a big support of us

  • as a group of women.

  • She was like I want to be in the coven,

  • she said, [LAUGHTER] which I thought was funny.

  • Yeah, she's fantastic.

  • And she's definitely in it now.

  • She's-- and she plays Perry, who was my husband in Big Little

  • Lies.

  • And for anyone that hasn't seen it,

  • she plays his mother, who comes back.

  • That's how the show begins--

  • comes to live with me.

  • So we find out.

  • Wow, she's the--

  • Mother-in-law living with you.

  • Yeah.

  • That would explain a lot of things that you think, right?

  • Yeah.

  • Is that what that is?

  • It will be unraveled.

  • You'll see.

  • Yeah.

  • No more.

  • I can tell you no more.

  • I think I've already said too much.

  • Not really.

  • That's my problem.

  • No, she's the mother-in-law and she's living with you.

  • I think that's not saying anything.

  • Is she evil?

  • Is she--

  • No more, Ellen.

  • No more.

  • Isn't that hard, though?

  • Yes.

  • Like you have all this information,

  • and you have like a couple of glasses of wine.

  • And you're out somewhere.

  • And you're like-- yeah.

  • Do you worry about that?

  • No because I'm quite good at just--

  • I mean, obviously, I'm a producer on the series.

  • So I'm the one who's going shhh, shhh.

  • Everyone has to be on lock down.

  • Who do you worry about?

  • Who has the big mouth?

  • Reese, probably.

  • No.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Yeah, I'm sure it's Reese.

  • No, probably the two of us have a bit of a big mouth.

  • So we have to watch it.

  • But please, just--

  • No, no, Reese-- I know her well.

  • No she doesn't.

  • She's-- and I'm trying to--

  • She's a very good secret keeper.

  • Well, she's told me some things.

  • And I'm trying to keep it a secret.

  • What?

  • Yeah, I'm not going to tell you because I'm

  • good at keeping secrets.

  • But she's told me the entire plot line for this next season.

  • I think I've told my husband the entire plot line.

  • Well, he has ti know stuff.

  • But you're allowed to do that.

  • Yeah.

  • Except he doesn't know the Aquaman story line.

  • Yes, now you're kids--

  • Because they're on even bigger lock

  • down those comic book films--

  • I bet.

  • --are like oh my god.

  • You're kids must be freaking out that you're in that.

  • Yes, that's the only thing that gives me

  • any credibility with them.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • That's the only thing?

  • Yeah, because--

  • In terms of my career.

  • Right, because they can't watch Big Little Lies.

  • They don't know how great you are in that

  • because they're too young.

  • Yes, but they were in as extras in Big Little Lies.

  • Oh, really?

  • Yes, which I've never told anyone.

  • In this season?

  • Here I am now being a big mouth.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • In this season or last season?

  • Coming up.

  • Coming up.

  • I have--

  • Ask me about my cats.

  • OK, I will.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • By the way, I still have those--

  • the art that they made for me.

  • Yeah.

  • It's in my dressing room.

  • I still have those.

  • It was really sweet.

  • Isn't that?

  • OK.

  • And they love you.

  • And they want to be on the show.

  • Well, then they should be here.

  • No, they're not allowed.

  • Why not?

  • Because--

  • All right, let's talk about the cats because you just started--

  • you joined Instagram, finally.

  • Welcome aboard.

  • Thank you.

  • Yeah.

  • Why did you decide--

  • Took me a while.

  • Why did you decide to start?

  • Because it's a lovely contact with people.

  • Yes, it is.

  • It's actually very direct.

  • Yeah.

  • And it's very-- and it's nice to show a little bit of your life.

  • And I just think it's a nice way to connect.

  • And there's some funny, funny things on there.

  • You're showing your cats.

  • You have two cats.

  • I'm that person that--

  • Yes.

  • --shows my animal.

  • How-- what are their names?

  • Ginger and Snow.

  • OK.

  • I'm going to guess the white one's Snow.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Wrong.

  • No.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • That would be amazing.

  • All right, so Ginger and Snow.

  • And--

  • Sisters.

  • OK.

  • They're sisters.

  • They're from the same litter.

  • So-- Anyways, [INAUDIBLE].

  • No.

  • Wow, so--

  • I can't believe you're not showing the belly, though.

  • The one with her belly.

  • There's one with a belly?

  • [INAUDIBLE] her belly.

  • All right.

  • Which is the highest form of trust of an animal, right?

  • Yes.

  • [CROWD AWING]

  • Wow.

  • Come on.

  • That's a great picture, yes.

  • Is this cat gorgeous or what?

  • Yeah.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • So is that all you post is your cats and--

  • No, it looks like--

  • no.

  • Well, it seems like it.

  • I think you love animals.

  • Well, I do.

  • And you're supportive.

  • I don't even post that many cats.

  • That's more than I post.

  • All right, we're going to take a break.

  • And--

  • I post fashion.

  • Yeah.

  • I post Keith every now and then.

  • Yes.

  • And I post the tarantula.

  • Yes, the tarantula.

  • We'll talk-- we're going to take a break.

  • Oh, sorry.

  • I'm going to show the tarantula.

  • You-- your mouth--

  • your big, big mouth is going to--

  • I know.

  • [LAUGHTER]

So I have not seen you.

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