Big Little Lies season two is just days away from premiering, and its stars all got together in New York City Wednesday night to celebrate. Reese Witherspoon, who produces the drama and plays one of its central characters, brought her daughter, Ava Phillippe, to the premiere, and their resemblance is wilder than last season’s jaw-dropping finale.
Phillippe joined her mother for a few photos on the red carpet, which show just how much she looks like her mini-me. Now 19, Phillippe is around the same age Witherspoon was when she shot some of her first films, like Freeway and Pleasantville. Phillippe arrived at the Big Little Lies premiere in a short black cocktail dress, with her blonde hair styled in casual waves.
Reese Witherspoon had her daughter when she was married to actor Ryan Phillippe, whom she co-starred with in the nineties classic Cruel Intentions. Phillippe started college last year, something that Witherspoon recently described as an emotional experience during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“It’s weird when your children go away to college,” she said.”It’s hard. I might have gone into her empty room, laid down on her bed and cried when she went to college.”
Luckily, Phillippe was back from school just in time for the season two celebration, which was also attended by Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, and yes, Meryl Streep. Streep pretty much made fans lose their minds when she decided to join Big Little Lies. She’ll play the mother of Perry Wright, Celeste’s (Kidman) abusive husband who, remember, died last season after Bonnie (Kravitz) pushed him down the stairs. The second season’s first trailer and these photos all but confirm Streep’s character will be stirring things up in a major way. The season two premiere is next Sunday, June 9 on HBO.