Meg Ryan is reportedly desperate to land a role in 'Big Little Lies'.

The 56-year-old star wants to make a return to acting after not taking on many roles in the last couple of years and thinks that the HBO drama series, which boasts an all-star cast including the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz, about a group of housewives and mothers would be perfect for her as looks to put her rom-com past behind her.

Meg is hoping her friendship with 42-year-old Reese - who also acts as an executive producer on the programme - could lead to her getting a part in the future as shooting on Season 2 recently wrapped.

A source told Life & Style magazine: ''Meg has known Reese Witherspoon for years and 
is a huge fan of her work. Meg loves everything that 'Big Little Lies' represents and is desperate to be a part of it ... There's a part of Meg that wants to venture out and do something darker. And 'Big Little Lies' is right up her alley!''

Meg is currently developing a number of TV projects herself but it is hopeful that if and when Season 3 gets commissioned she can it.

A new addition to the cast for the next series is Hollywood legend Meryl Streep who is playing Mary Louise Wright - the mother-in-law of Nicole's character, Celeste Wright - in David E. Kelley's show, which is based on Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel of the same name.