Santiago Cabrera Big Little Lies Episode Four

Big Little Lies Episode Four ‘When Push Comes to Shove’ aired on HBO at 9pm on Sunday 12th March and the tension is really ramping up, revealing more secrets and ‘big little lies’ of every character.

Madeleine (Reese Witherspoon) and Joseph (Santiago) attend the meeting with the mayor about the Avenue Q production.  Celeste (Nicole Kidman) revisits being a lawyer and presents the case for keeping the production, and very impressive she is too.  Afterwards Madeleine visits Joseph at the theater to enjoy the victory and the scene that follows is brilliantly done with Joseph kissing Madeleine seemingly out of nowhere, but then she is kissing him back… He declares he has loved her for months before Madeleine slaps his face but then kisses him again before walking out.   Madeleine, it is revealed, has her own secrets  — she’s lusting after Joseph and their relationship has gone beyond the professional.

The flashes between Madeline recounting these events to Celeste, in which Joseph kisses her and she merely acquiesces, and the real story, in which her legs are wrapped around his waist and her hands are wandering his body, go to the heart of what Big Little Lies is about: no one is completely honest and everyone has secrets.  It’s a great scene and funny and revealing at the same time.  The difference between reality and perception is a recurring theme in the show. In a later scene with Joseph and Madeleine we learn that the kiss didn’t occur out of nowhere, as Joseph reveals the two had an affair that she considers over — except she’s previously tried say the fling is done and after their hot scene at the theater, it clearly isn’t…

From the funny Madeleine “I might have grabbed his ass,” and “It (kissing) was only a reflex” comments to Celeste, the mood quickly changed when Joseph showed up unexpectedly to confront Madeline in public.  Has their personal and professional relationship soured and now turned into something with much graver consequences?  There are three more episodes to find out.

A wonderful performance by Santiago!

Here are a few screen caps:

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At the meeting with the mayor


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Celebrating victory with Madeleine …


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A kiss is not just a kiss…


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Confronting Madeleine about their affair…


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Joseph doesn’t believe it’s over or Madeleine is a happily married woman….


Big Little Lies UK Premiere

Big Little Lies premiered on Monday March 13th at 9pm on Sky Atlantic in the UK .


‘Big Little Lies’  is based on Liane Moriarty’s bestseller which follows three mothers of first graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.  Santi plays Joseph Bachman, a community theater director.  Joseph is a minor character in the book but the role has been fleshed out and expanded by Kelley. Santi has worked with HBO and Nicole Kidman before, having co-starred in ‘Hemingway and Gellhorn’.  In addition to Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies also stars Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Scott, Laura Dern, James Tupper, Zoe Kravitz, Kathryn Newton and Hong Chau.


And a little more…Episode 5 preview!

Reese Witherspoon appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden on March 15th.  A preview clip from Episode 5 was shown, which features Santiago as Joseph and Reese as Madeleine discussing their relationship.  Tensions are rising…




New Twitter Header

Santi also updated his Twitter profile and header pics – check out the adorable new header pic below, taken on the beach with baby Kilian during the family’s recent break in Chile.  Santi’s twitter account can be found here.

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