HBO has landed a Hollywood icon for season 2 of Big Little Lies. Meryl Streep is joining the acclaimed series. In a very rare TV role for the actress, the three-time Oscar winner has signed on to play the character Mary Louise Wright — the mother-in-law of Nicole Kidman’s character Celeste Wright and mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s Perry Wright. The news comes on the heels of Streep receiving an Oscar nomination for her leading role in Steven Spielberg's "The Post."
Streep will reportedly make around $800,000 per episode.
Actresses Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will again executive produce in addition to starring in it.
Witherspoon on Thursday said that she is thrilled with Streep on board.
"Beyond thrilled to have the one, the only, Meryl Streep joining the cast of 'Big Little Lies' for season 2. Get ready for more wine, secrets, and 'Big Little Lies'. Monterey better watch out," Witherspoon tweeted.
The show was based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, with season two based partially on a new story by the author.
The first season was based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, with Season 2 based partially on a new story by the author.
(With IANS Inputs)
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