Season two of Big Little Lies has fans on their toes but all hell broke loose when Nicole Kidman's character Celeste Wright slapped 21-time Oscar nominee Meryl Streep's Mary Louise in the face. Meryl was in desperate need of something dramatic to shut her up — but it was nonetheless an iconic moment that's still reverberating across the internet.
During Monday's episode, Mary Louise suggested Jane was lying about being raped by Perry, and then had the audacity to imply Perry must have cheated on Celeste with additional women. Celeste smacked her, and Mary Louise, knowing that Perry and Celeste's sex life had been violent, retorted sharply, "Well, shall we call that foreplay?" Unfortunately, the slap only fueled Mary Louise's belief that her daughter-in-law is unfit to care for her kids. And it can only harm Celeste's chances of keeping Josh and Max in the custody battle Mary Louise has now served her with.
But Twitter doesn't have time to be concerned with the consequences of this slap. Instead, everyone is still wrapping their heads around the fact that the iconic Nicole Kidman just slapped the iconic Meryl Streep. It is only on Big Little Lies that this could happen.
Well, it was pure artistry.
— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) July 1, 2019
— Laura Flak (@LMarieFlak) July 1, 2019
in the future, we will ask each other "where were you when Nicole Kidman slapped Meryl Streep?" #BigLittleLies
— Emmy Potter (@emmylanepotter) July 1, 2019
Nicole Kidman got paid to slap the shit out of Meryl Streep. I love this show. pic.twitter.com/6j9yBePe5Q
— Sweet Tea (@SouljaJo) July 1, 2019
— (@gonegals) July 1, 2019
— josh (@thejoshuagrant) July 1, 2019