Clutch onto your sensible pearls, Meryl Streep has landed in Monterey!
The Oscar-winning actress has stepped on to the set of HBO series Big Little Lies, where she's taking on the role of Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård). Following on from Perry's suspicious death in the first season, Mary Louise arrives in Monterey seeking answers from his wife Celeste (Nicole Kidman).
Meryl has been photographed on-set with the Australian actress, along with her on-screen grandchildren. Nicole shared the picture on her Instagram page, writing in the caption: 'First day on the set with Meryl and “my” darling boys!'
Two things: One, we sense some mother-in-law tension brewing for Celeste based on that caption and, two, that is a very fetching wig for Ms. Streep.
This was the second photo shared from set, with Reese Witherspoon (Madeline Mackenzie) and Laura Dern (Renata Klein) posing together in front of the famous Seaside Coffee Shop during a shoot last month.
Also returning for the second season are main cast members Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Adam Scott, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, Iain Armitage, Kathryn Newton, Robin Weigert, Merrin Dungey, and Sarah Sokolovic. Douglas Smith has also joined the cast in a recurring role as Corey Brockfield, "an off-beat surfer" and potential love interest for Shailene's Jane Chapman.
Shailene and Zoë both shared photos of themselves back in costume - complete with hair transformations - on Instagram recently.
Unfortunately, we have to wait until next year to catch the second season, with HBO's president of programming, Casey Bloys, saying: "It wouldn't be impossible to get on in 2018."
You guys, we can make it through this absurdly long waiting time together. Everything is fine...