The women on Big Little Lies constantly feel pressure to be the best mothers and wives they can be every single day, but sometimes it just isn’t enough. In a flashback video from Season 1, Celeste and Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) open up about wanting to get back into the workplace.
“It’s just for six years I’ve been wiping runny noses, organizing playdates, doing everything to be a good mom, you know? And today I felt alive. I felt good. Is that crazy? I feel so ashamed for saying this. Being a mother, it’s not enough for me,” Celeste (Nicole Kidman) admits.
Watch the video above to see how the whole scene plays out and to understand these two very complicated female characters just a bit better.