Big Love Finale: 5 Cool Facts About The Series


With everybody talking about the HBO series Big Love finale, I was curious to find some cool things about the show that fans might not know.

The Big Love family is not Mormon The fictional polygamist group the “United Effort Brotherhood” shows similarities to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints own “United Effort Plan.” But HBO and the show’s producers continually pointed out that Big Love characters were not Mormons, or members of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

Big Love Didn’t Call Utah Home You might be surprised to learn that Big Love wasn’t actually shot in Utah! Bill shares houses with this wives and kids, and those houses are actually in Fillmore, California. The homes’ interiors and stages were shotat the Santa Clarita Studios in Valencia. Henrickson’s Home Plus store is the All American Home Center in Downey, California.

‘Yearning for Zion Ranch’ Scandal Made Its Way Into Big Love  While Big Love was shooting its third season, the raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch outside of Eldorado, Texas, was happening. The Executive Producers felt that they had to address the real life scandal, so they referenced a similar situation on a fictitious compound in Kansas.

Ginnifer Used To Be Jennifer Ginnifer Goodwin, the actress that played third wife Margene Heffman, was actually born Jennifer. But her Memphis, TN family pronounced it “Ginnifer”, and she decided to change the spelling to fit the pronunciation.

Big Love Only Won One Golden Globe In 2010, Chloe Sevigny picked up the only Golden Globe award the show has received. Sevigny won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Both Bill Paxton and the show were also nominated, but lost to Michael C. Hall and “Mad Men”. 

Were you a fan of Big Love? What other cool facts would you add to the list?

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