Reese Witherspoon is the funniest part of Big Little Lies, full stop. Yes, all the actresses are phenomenal on the show, but Witherspoon brings some necessary comedic relief to the otherwise heavy drama. Her one-liners still kill me, more than a year after season one premiered on HBO. And things are only going to get better with season two. For one, all the cast members are returning, including Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz. Plus, Meryl Streep is joining rank as Perry’s mother. Yes, that Meryl Streep. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Big Little Lies sweeping the Emmys (yet again) in fall 2019.
Not much is known about Streep’s character at this time. We know, from photos, that she shares a moment with Celeste (Kidman) and her two twin boys. And thanks to this new shot from the set, we also know Madeline (Witherspoon) pelts her with an ice cream cone.
Check out the photo for yourself, below. You won’t be able to look away.
“I am praying Reese pelts Meryl with that ice cream. #BigLittleLies,” one fan wrote on Twitter, to which the actress responded, “No need to pray. I got her ! 🍦🎯.” Witherspoon’s tweet seems to be a confirmation that this photo is, in fact, an actual still from Big Little Lies.
So what the hell did Streep’s character do to warrant an ice cream chucked at her? Did she start a petition to end Madleine’s production of The Book of Mormon? Did she throw shade at Madeline’s charity function outfit? Was Madeline’s ice cream just gross?
Regardless, the Internet’s loving this pic and turning it into memes and jokes. Below, just a few examples:
Plus a few we made ourselves:
BLL season two can’t come soon enough.