Meryl Streep Is Joining Big Little Lies—and Internet Reactions Are Too Funny


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Meryl Streep is joining the cast of Big Little Lies for season two. Yep, you read that right. Fresh off of the show’s major award season wins at the Golden Globes and SAGs, Streep becomes the latest celeb to announce she’ll star in the HBO show. Curious who she’ll play? It’s already been confirmed: Streep will be portraying the mother of Perry (Alexander Skarsgård). According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Skarsgard is said to be returning in some capacity for season two,” but we’re already predicting that Meryl will be getting some serious screen time with Nicole Kidman (who plays Perry’s wife, Celeste) when the show airs.

We didn’t think BLL could get any more star-studded than its already impressive cast—including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley—but it just did in a major way. Witherspoon already tweeted a welcome to her new co-star: “Beyond thrilled to have the one, the only, Meryl Streep joining the cast of #BLL for season 2. Get ready for more wine, secrets, and Big Little Lies. Monterey better watch out!!!” And it sounds like everyone else is as excited as Witherspoon. When the news broke today, the internet quickly lost it. Here are the best reactions to the news.