Reese Witherspoon shares her excitement over Meryl Streep joining the cast of Big Little Lies
Witherspoon also revealed that the filming of the second season of Big Little Lies starts on March 16
Ever since we learned about Meryl Streep joining the cast of Big Little Lies, we have been literally unable to keep calm. And now, Reese Witherspoon is here with juicy tidbits on how she reacted when she learned that 'The Post' actress was joining their cast.
This week, Witherspoon opened up about Season 2 of the hit show and revealed filming starts on March 16. "Not only do we have every cast member coming back, but also Meryl Streep is joining us,' she added on The Late Night Show with Seth Meyers.
Opening up about the moment she found out Streep wanted to join the show, Witherspoon said: 'Well, she sent an email to Nicole and I. And it said, 'OK, I read the part and I love it and I'm going to do it.'"
"And I like dropped the phone, like mic drop, but I phone dropped. And then I called Nicole and I was like, 'Is this real life? Is this really happening?' And then I got off the phone with Nicole and I, like, hugged myself gently for a minute and said, 'This is really happening. You're really working with Meryl Streep.'"
Following her phone conversation with Kidman, Witherspoon said she called writer David E Kelley and said: ''You better write me good scenes with Meryl Streep!'
The new season is written by Kelley, but based on a story by original Big Little Lies novel author Liane Moriarty.
When the second season was announced, HBO said the new season will "explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom."
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