HBO has announced that the three-time Oscar winner and perennial gem of a human being Meryl Streep is joining the season two cast of Big Little Lies.
According to the announcement, Streep will play Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgård) mom, Mary Louise Wright. It’s a massive get for the already popular HBO show that cleaned up at the Emmys last year with eight wins, including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Nicole Kidman), and Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Laura Dern and Skarsgård, respectively).
Big Little Lies also marks just the 13th TV-related role Streep has had in her career that spans 43 years and more than 80 credits. Let’s take a look back Streep’s presence on the small screen:
Secret Service (1977)
The Deadliest Season (1977)
Uncommon Women… and Others (1979)
Alice at the Palace (1982)
The Earth Day Special (1990)
The Simpsons (1994): voice of Jessica Lovejoy
…First Do No Harm (1997)
King of the Hill (1999): voice of Aunt Esme Dauterive
Angels in America (2003)
Freedom: A History of Us (2003): voice of Abigail Adams, “Independence”
Web Therapy (2012)