Holy Sh*T, Meryl Streep Is Doing Big Little Lies

She'll Join the Cast of the Award-Winning HBO Series for Season Two

By Sam Eichner ·
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/NBC/Getty Images

Meryl Streep, still aglow from her 21st Oscar nomination for The Post, has apparently decided that film acting is "too easy," and that she "might as well take [her] indomitable talents to the shimmering living room box, or whatever it is you people call it." (These are not actual quotes from anyone.)

Yes, the reigning queen of the multiplex has finally left the silver screen for whatever lesser screen you happen to watch Big Little Lies on. According to The Hollywood Reporter, She'll join the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning cast, which includes Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman, for season two of the David E. Kelly-helmed series, as Mary Louise Wright—the mother of the (spoiler alert) now-deceased domestic abuser, Perry Wright (Aleksander Skarsgard). 

Given its focus on sisterhood, and last season's intense excavation of domestic abuse, the project seems like a natural fit for Streep, who's been a vocal proponent of the Me Too/Time's Up movement. And to be fair, this isn't the first time Streep's ventured over to HBO; she won an Emmy for their 2003 Angels in America adaptation. She is also, it should be noted, attached to star in J.J. Abrams's television adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Nix—which, according to THR, is rumored to have set up shop over at Amazon. 

Still. Let's allow ourselves to get inappropriately excited about this for a moment. By which I mean, do this:


Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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