This is not a drill: Meryl Streep has joined the cast of Big Little Lies season 2. Meryl goddamn Streep! In Big Little Lies! Happy early or belated birthday to everyone.
Meryl will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgård’s late character Perry Wright, making her Celeste’s mother-in-law. The casting announcement stated that Meryl’s character will arrive in Monterey and search for clarity about the circumstances of her son’s death, which definitely spells trouble for Celeste, Jane, Bonnie, and the rest of the women who know the secret of Perry’s abuse and his murder.
It’s worth it to note that while Meryl already has an Emmy for her performance in the 1994 miniseries Angels In America, winning a major award once has never stopped her from winning one again, and again, and again. With Big Little Lies‘s already impressive awards record, they may as well just engrave her 2019 statuettes now.
This post was originally published on Cosmopolitan.com.
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