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Meryl Streep was ‘addicted’ to ‘Big Little Lies’ before joining cast

PASADENA, Calif. — Meryl Streep‘s self-claimed addiction to “Big Little Lies” had the bonus of turning the Oscar-winning actress into a star of the HBO drama’s second season. “I loved this show. I was addicted to it. I thought it was an amazing exercise in what we know and don’t know about people — about family, about friends, about how we flirted with the mystery of things,” Streep said Friday. “I wanted to do it to be in that world. The world they created was amazing.” In the seven-episode season beginning in June, Streep plays Mary Louise Wright, mother-in-law to Nicole Kidman‘s Celeste, whose abusive husband Perry died at the end of season one. David E. Kelley, who wrote both seasons, joked that the much-a ...