Award-Winning Streep Joins Award-Winning Show

She's coming to season 2 of 'Big Little Lies'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2018 5:00 PM CST
Meryl Streep will join the cast of HBO's "Big Little Lies," playing Mary Louise Wright, mother-in-law of Nicole Kidman's character Celeste Wright.   (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Well, we hope Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern enjoyed those Emmy wins, because Variety reports awards-magnet Meryl Streep has signed on for season two of HBO's Big Little Lies. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, mother-in-law to Kidman's character who shows up following—SPOILER—her son's death in season one. HBO says this season, which has already been written by David E. Kelley, will look at the "malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting." Big Little Lies will be Streep's biggest TV role since HBO's Angels in America miniseries. She'll reportedly make approximately $800,000 per episode. (Read more Meryl Streep stories.)

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