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Big Little Lies Stars Show Off Amazing Bodies

Here’s how they stay fit. 

Big Little Lies, the murder mystery show based on the book of the same name, had us all obsessed with whodunit back in 2017. The stacked cast included A-listers like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and, in the second season, Meryl Streep, buoyed by a murder's row of familiar faces like Laura Dern and Adam Scott. Set in Monterey, California, the series glowed and so do its actors in real life. Here are their living-well secrets. 


Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman plays one of the show's lead characters, Celeste Wright. She opened up about her diet in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "I'm actually not all that strict with my diet. I pretty much eat anything, but all in moderation."


Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon plays one of the lead roles, Madeleine Mackenzie. She opened up about her diet with Harper's Bazaar. Witherspoon says that she believes in balance and moderation. "I eat well the majority of the week," she says. "One day a week, I get my cheat day, where I eat as much cake and pizza as I want, but I try to be pretty healthy the rest of the time."


Zoe Kravitz

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Zoe Kravitz plays Bonnie Carlson. She talked about finding her power in an interview with Glamour. "I think it comes back to choosing your truth and choosing your authenticity over the pressures of the world. It's normal to kind of experiment and go off your path and try to look like someone else, try to act like someone else, and try to fit into a box that you don't fit into. There's always these moments in life where you have to choose: Do I go back to me, or do I transform into something else because I think the world wants me to be something else? I think that's the journey that we're all on as women."


Shailene Woodley

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Shailene Woodley plays Jane Chapman. She tells Us Weekly that she loves doing martial arts. "I've done jujitsu. Krav Maga. I really love martial arts. There's a YouTube video called Perfect Lean Body. This woman does leg workouts. They're 20 minutes long and you sweat and kick your …. But they're only 20 minutes. It's fantastic. I use this app called Tabata Timer. It's high interval training."


Laura Dern

Laura Dern plays Renata Klein, and this has affected her real life. In an interview with Shape, she says that she stopped wearing makeup after getting the role. Dern says that she uses an oil from TrueBotanicals. "I don't do anything to my skin but apply healthy products and get facials, and after six months of using this oil, I thought, 'Wow, there's something to this.'"


Adam Scott

Adam Scott plays Ed Mackenzie. He talked about finding success in his 30's to Men's Health. "I'm happy it happened that way because I love the stuff that I'm doing now. I love the people I work with, and the stuff I've found, and that's found me. If I would have had the same opportunities when I was 22, there's a good chance I would have squandered them. I know my work wouldn't have been any good. This all came at a time when I was finally ready to do it in my life, personally."


James Tupper

James Tupper plays Nathan Carlson on the show. In an interview, he revealed that Alicia Silverstone inspired him to eat a vegan diet. "I started eating vegan food. That's all I had. I'll tell you the inflammation on my body went away. It was incredible. I had a big revelation because I was a steak-eating normal guy. When I started, I shifted my diet dramatically. I started eating a lot less dairy, less red meat, pork, and chicken. Even today, I'm just doing that officially. She really helped me become healthy."


Kathryn Newton

Kathryn Newton plays Abigail Carlson. She is an avid golfer. "I have some really cute new outfits from my new Polo Ralph Lauren collection, and it's just a good incentive – I finally get to go and show them off," she told Harper's Bazaar. "It's a great way to get some exercise and just be outside."


Alexander Skarsgard


Alexander Skarsgard plays Perry White on the show. He works with trainer, Magnus Lygdback, to help him get in shape. Lygdback shared Skarsgard's workout routine for The Northman with Men's Health. "There's many different phases that you've got to go through when working on a project like this. You have the bulk-up phase, then you have the cutting phase, then you have the maintenance phase, and you're going to train and eat differently for all those phases."

Anna Bechtel
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