Oscar nominee for the post, Meryl’s very good week adds starring role in Big, Little Lies

In a time when most women her age often go begging for roles — something the #TimesUp movement has made clear in recent weeks — actress Meryl Streep, well past sixty, remains one of the most sought-after actresses working today. Her reps sent word just days ago that Streep will joing the cast of the Emmy-winning Big, Little, Lies, the HBO limited series that now isn’t so limited.

Big, Little Lies has garnered so much attention and critical praise (along with Golden Globe wins for actors Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard), that HBO decided to bring it back for a second season. Enter Meryl Streep. The actress who won critical acclaim for her role in the HBO drama, Angels in America, will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Skarsgard’s character, Perry.

This week, the three-time Oscar winner broke her own record for the most Oscar nominees of anyone in the long history of the Academy Awards. She now has a total of 21, this latest for her role of Washington Post publisher Kathryn Graham in best picture nominee, The Post.

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