Originally, we were just happy to be getting a second season of Big Little Lies, but now we’re all about Meryl Streep! On January 24, it was announced that she would be joining the already star-studded cast of the hit HBO show, and on April 5, Nicole Kidman gave us the first glimpse of Streep in character. Warning, there are definitely Season 1 spoilers ahead.
“First day on the set with Meryl and ‘my’ darling boys! #BigLittleLies,” wrote Kidman. The photo shows herself and Streep seemingly reading to her two on-screen sons beside a bed. Streep will be playing Nicole’s mother-in-law, and they already look like family. Mary Louise Wright, mother of Perry Wright, comes around in the aftermath of her son Perry falling to his death in the finale of Season 1. “[She’s] concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son’s death,” explains HBO. “Mary Louise arrives in Monterey searching for answers.”
We can only assume that means that Mary Louise and Celeste will butt heads, especially since Perry was abusive to his wife, but they look pretty cozy in this scene. This isn’t the first time that Kidman and Streep have worked together on-screen. They both starred in The Hours in 2002, so we know they’ll team up to do some great work.
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The show and Streep are a match made in heaven. Streep is a three-time Oscar winner, and was nominated again for Steven Spielberg’s The Post this year, while Big Little Lies raked in eight Emmys and four Golden Globes. If Streep were to win an Emmy for her work on the show, it would be her second. She won her first with HBO in 2003 for Angels In America.
HBO revealed that the new season will revolve around the “malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode… the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.” We can’t help but wonder if Mary Louise will be as vicious as her son. Unfortunately, it sounds like we’ll have to wait until 2019 to find out.
Watch the video below to learn more about the cast of Big Little Lies.
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