The biggest star in Hollywood is headed to Big Little Lies!
Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Meryl Streep has been tapped to join Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and the rest of the Otter Bay moms on the HBO drama's second season, ET confirms.
Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of the recently deceased Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard). As all Big Little Lies fans will remember, Perry was the abusive husband of Kidman’s Celeste -- whose death at the hands of Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) was the big reveal of the season one finale.
ET was the first to break the news of this new character.
"There’s a new character coming," Big Little Lies executive producer Jean-Marc Vallée teased earlier this month to ET at the Golden Globes red carpet. "Perry's mother, that’s all I can say."
According to a statement by HBO, Streep's Mary Louise Wright is described as a woman who arrives in Monterey searching for "answers" and "concerned" for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son's death. Needless to say, it's likely that Streep and Kidman will be sharing scenes together – and we can't wait to see what their multi-faceted onscreen dynamic will be like!
Big Little Lies executive producer David E. Kelley will pen all seven episodes of season two and, according to the new series' logline, "relationships will fray, loyalties will erode… the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom."
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