Reese Witherspoon thrilled to have Meryl Streep join Big Little Lies
Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, mother of Perry Wright, in Season 2 of the TV series
Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep has joined the cast of American drama series Big Little Lies Season 2. Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, mother of Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård). Concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son Perry's death, Mary Louise arrives in Monterey searching for answers.
The news comes on the heels of Streep receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in Steven Spielberg's The Post. The actor will reportedly make around $800,000 per episode. Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will again executive produce the series, in addition to starring in it.
Witherspoon, on Thursday, said that she is thrilled to have Streep on board.
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!!! pic.twitter.com/VWYcUl7rzd— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 24, 2018
The show is based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, with season two based partially on a new story by the author.