Shailene Woodley reveals that working with Meryl Streep on 'Big Little Lies' second season is literally 'bananas'
News of Streep joining the cast came back in January this year, where HBO announced that the 68-year-old would be playing the role of Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry
Just like all the other people in awe of Meryl Streep, Shailene Woodley is no exception to the rule. In a recent interview with Us Weekly, the actress shared how surreal and 'bananas' it is to be on the same set as the Post actress in Big Little Lies' second season.
“She’s fantastic. She’s as lovely as you would assume her to be,” said Woodley, at an event for All It Takes on Saturday, April 28. “It’s bananas, working with Meryl.”
The 26-year-old, who plays the character of Jane Chapman on HBO’s limited series, did not, though, reveal anything about the second season of the show. News of Streep joining the cast came back in January this year, where HBO announced that the 68-year-old would be playing the role of Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgard's on-screen character Perry.
And it's not just Woodley who seems to be enamored by Streep's charms on the sets. In the past, co-stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have also equally gushed about their personal experiences on working with the Devil Wears Prada star.
Talking 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.'"
Kidman had her own fandom moment with Streep on set and revealed how amazing it is to work with someone of her attributes. "We've already been shooting. It's so good," said Kidman at the 2018 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"She's just amazing, and to watch her do her craft, it really is artistic craft when you watch her, we're all -- Laura Dern, Shailene [Woodley], Zoe [Kravitz], Reese [Witherspoon] -- we just go, Gasp, can you believe it?"