When it was announced that Meryl Streep was joining HBO's Big Little Lies for Season 2, fans couldn't contain their excitement. They were eager to see what the powerhouse actress would bring to a cast already stacked with talented performers. And these tweets about Meryl Streep on Big Little Lies prove fans are living for her character Mary Louise, Perry's grieving mother.
Mary Louise certainly made an impact from her first minute onscreen. She was popping by Celeste's house regularly to help out with her sons while also keeping an eye out for suspicious behavior. But while it was obvious she thought Celeste was hiding something, she saved all of her barbed comments for Madeline instead. They got off to the wrong foot right away in "What Have They Done?" Mary Louise informed Madeline that little people were untrustworthy, then doubled down with an in-depth read for filth later on. But she did it with a mild, quiet delivery that made her as instantly iconic as her magnifying glasses.
Streep's performance is going to be talked about for months to come, but fans on Twitter are already starting the conversation. Just like Mary Louise herself, they're not holding back on sharing their opinions.
Nothing To See Here
The Dinner Party From Hell
The tension between Celeste and Mary Louise was palpable. Streep and Nicole Kidman are so good on screen together that viewers are eager to see where the season takes them.
The One & Only
A Big Secret
When Celeste awoke from a nightmare about Perry with the word "kill" on her lips, Mary Louise took note. If she gets any better at analyzing Celeste's dreams, the Monterey Five are going to have to watch out.
Streep may be awash in awards, but she's missing the Tony and the Grammy that would make her acronym complete. However, after Big Little Lies Season 2, she might have yet another Emmy to place on her mantle.
Trouble Is Brewing
The Library Is Open
That combined dread and delight seem to be a common reaction to Mary Louise on Twitter. While she could destroy the protagonists' lives if she found out the truth about Perry's death, it's still fascinating to watch such a talented actress work.