Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Poll #7: Will Meryl ever win another Oscar?

For poll #7, I've gone a little bit different route. I'm asking whether readers think Meryl will ever win another Oscar. Everyone has an opinion on this, I'm sure. Off to the right you'll see the options I've provided for the poll.  One could may simply want to answer yes or no, but it's more fun to get as specific as possible in our predictions. 

I'll be the first to vote and say that yes, I think she will win another Oscar. My guess is that it'll happen sometime in her 70s or early 80s, as a sort of Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond moment. The older she gets, the less likely it'll be a win for a lead role, in my opinion. So with that in mind, I think the safest bet would be for a biopic. My preference of course would be in a book adaptation or original screenplay, but I'm just going off of what I think is the likeliest. 

I'm interested to see people's choices!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

More set pics from "Big Little Lies"

Meryl was spotted alongside Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman filming a scene Monterey for the new season of Big Little Lies.


A couple more pics can be seen here. No official word yet on release dates, but I'm guessing season 2 will debut on HBO around February, 2019.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

More casting updates for season two of "Big Little Lies"

It's been reported that Martin Donovan and Crystal Fox have been cast as Bonnie's parents in the currently-filming second season of HBO's Big Little Lies. For those who've read the book, Bonnie's (Zoë Kravitz) backstory included a history of abuse, which apparently made her perceptive to Perry's abuse of Celeste and therefore more naturally the one to push him down the stairs. There had been some speculation for a while about who might portray her parents. Many buzzed that it could be either or both of Kravitz's real parents, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. Alas, no relation, but it'll be nice to see a deeper look into her character in the upcoming season.

Martin Donovan
Crystal Fox

Thursday, April 5, 2018

First look at Streep in "Big Little Lies"

Nicole Kidman posted a photo to her Instagram that includes our first look at Meryl in character as Mary Louise Wright on the set of Big Little Lies.

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Meryl of course plays mom to the late Perry Wright, who was portrayed by Alexander Skarsgård in the first season. She comes to Monterey concerned for the well-being of her twin grandsons. Kidman's character, Celeste, of course plays their mom.  

I have to admit that Meryl's look here is dowdier than I had expected. I thought she'd maybe look super duper posh. It's hard to tell from one photo, though. I maintain that Meryl's character will be an abused person as well, as that behavior is almost always learned. Maybe Perry's father was the same way toward Mary Louise as Perry was to Celeste?  Great character to watch Meryl unfold!



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Casting updates on "Big Little Lies" season 2

Filming is of course underway on the second installment of HBO's Big Little Lies. No glimpses of Meryl on set yet. In fact, we're not even sure if any of her scenes have been shot. Considering she's a supporting character, I wonder if in her contract she's worked it out to be able to shoot all of her scenes in like two weeks or something. Or maybe just one or two days a week over the course of the filming schedule. I remember when I was an extra in A Prairie Home Companion, I showed up on a Wednesday and learned that Meryl was contracted to film only on Tuesdays. Alas, I didn't get to see her.

Yesterday, several sources had casting updates for the show. The only one I really care about is Robin Weigert, who played Dr. Amanda Reisman. Her scenes with Nicole Kidman in the first season were my absolute favorites. This may be a long shot, but I would very much enjoy if somehow in the second season Meryl's character joins Nicole's for a session with Dr. Reisman. Mind blown. Plus, it's fun that Weigert had a bit part in Angels in America, so this will be a little reunion for her and Meryl.