During an interview with Town & Country, Laura shared a story about her 18-year-old son, Ellery, who had to navigate an awkward conversation when he revealed that Renata Klein is actually his mum.
While he was away on a summer program, the kids started discussing Big Little Lies. Ellery wasn’t sure what to say so he chose to keep quiet. Eventually, he was asked by everyone if he’d seen it. When he confessed he had but said little more, they took his silence to mean he hated it.
“It’s not that. It’s just…my mom is Renata Klein,” said Ellery.
Thinking he was speaking metaphorically, “They said, ‘Can you imagine?’ ” Laura shared, cracking up as she relived the story.
Laura adds, “I love that he didn’t say Laura Dern. He said his mom was Renata! I was like, ‘That this happened to you around that character, of all characters.’ Poor thing.”