20 Big Differences Between Big Little Lies: The Show and The Book It’s Based On
The Settings Are Totally Different
It was probably easier to get these powerhouse actresses in one place by filming Big Little Lies in California, but the original source material imagined this story in an entirely different hemisphere. The Big Little Lies novel is set in Australia, author Liane Moriarty’s home, while the American television show decided to relocate the action a little closer to home. Thankfully, that means we didn’t have to hear the actresses try their hands at accents from Down Under, although ironically, leading lady Nicole Kidman grew up in Sydney. The television series films in its Monterey setting and in the Malibu neighborhood of Los Angeles.