The hit HBO show "Big Little Lies" didn't just bring Monterey County's stunning scenery right into our living rooms (and onto our list of dream vacations) — it also brought the star-studded cast to Monterey County. Since the show started filming, stars like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley have been spotted at some of our favorite Monterey hot spots. Here are a few star-studded sightings that stand out:
Reese gets lost in a book at Happy Girl Kitchen: The "Big Little Lies" star and executive producer was seen flipping through her recent book club selection at this chic coffee bar in Pacific Grove.
It’s time to announce my May book pick for @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine. This month, we’re reading ‘You Think It, I’ll Say It’ by #CurtisSittenfeld... it’s her first book of short stories! I really loved all the characters in this book. They’re so complex and interesting, and in every story, you’ll find them going through these pivotal moments in their lives. Oh, and my company @hellosunshine is developing a TV series based on this collection of short stories. Can’t wait to hear what you think! (👚: @draperjames)
Nicole makes some winged friends at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove: Kidman, who won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her stunning turn as Celeste, was seen hanging out with some gulls at this scenic seaside area.
Reese hits the links at Pebble Beach: Witherspoon proudly declared herself a golfer after visiting Monterey County's most iconic golf course. Nice form, Reese!
Girls' night out at Del Monte Movie Theater: Reese and co-stars Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley went to see Shailene's new movie at this Monterey multiplex.
What a night at the movies ! @adriftmovie Blew me away!! Seeing this incredible true story , i was on the edge of my seat, cheering on @shailenewoodley & @mrsamclaflin who are stuck adrift on a sailboat in the Pacific Ocean. Shailene is outstanding in a rare performance of woman vs. nature that is not to be missed. You must see this movie !! 💯🌟
Meryl joins the crew at Monterey Lanes: New cast member and three-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep joined the girls for a night of bowling, beer, and billiards!
Reese enjoys the majesty of Point Lobos: Reese's simple "Monterey Nights" Instagram caption just about sums up this breathtaking picture she took in June of 2018.
Reese, Nicole, and Shailene go for a very intense jog: Shailene and Reese turned a popular scene filmed at Garrapata State Park into a funny Emmys-related meme. All three were nominated and Nicole took home the gold.
Nicole shows her appreciation for Monterey: While wrapping up filming on season 2, Nicole took a moment to thank Monterey County for its warmth and hospitality.
No wonder the "Big Little Lies" cast has so much chemistry on screen — they’ve been having all sorts of fun bonding experiences and picture-perfect moments all over Monterey County! And they've also clearly bonded with Monterey itself, a place that has become a palpable presence of its own on the show. As all these sightings attest, the whole cast has developed a serious taste for the wild beauty of this iconic Californian superstar.
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