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This is the One Thing Meryl Streep Can’t Do – Reese Witherspoon

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This is the One Thing Meryl Streep Can’t Do – Reese Witherspoon

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Although Meryl Streep’s mantel is full of Oscars, don’t anticipate the actress to add an ESPY to her collection any time soon.

Reese Witherspoon, Streep’s Big Little Lies co-star, recently revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the 69-year-old actress’ weakness.

“I actually discovered the one thing that Meryl Streep is bad at—bowling,” the actress told Ellen DeGeneres.

“But she was darn cute doing it and such a good sport to go out there and do it with the whole crew.” the celebrity said. “But it was fun! Yeah, we always had fun and found time to do fun things.”

Meryl previously confessed that there were “a number” of hobbies that she had difficulty mastering, including golf.


Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Shailene Woodley | CREDIT: NICOLE KIDMAN/INSTAGRAM

She stated: “I can’t do a lot of things, like golf. I don’t like golf. I mean I really don’t because I tend to like things that I can do right away. If I can’t do it right away, I don’t like it.”

“Skiing I really like because you can sort of get up on skis, and if you are coordinated and completely without being reckless, you can lean forward and go. But golf, no! Nobody can do that.”

In spite of the fact that she had a lot of “fun” with her “Big Little Lies” co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley during their night out bowling last year, the award-winning actress, 69, came closer to hitting people rather than pins with her ball.

“I actually think at one point [Streep] threw [the ball] the opposite way and people had to like, scatter,” Witherspoon said.

In June 2018, she posted images of the mostly female ensemble on Instagram, and despite Streep’s poor bowling performance, it seemed like they all enjoyed themselves.

The “Sweet Home Alabama” actress spoke about what it was like to work and hang out with Streep and their other co-stars on and off the set of “Big Little Lies,” which she joined for the second season.

Witherspoon added, “We had a great time. We’d go out to dinner every night after work, and I was like, ‘Is this real? Are we being paid American dollars to hang out with Meryl Streep? This is really, really, just an incredible experience.'”

In January 2018, it was confirmed that Meryl Streep will begin filming for the second season of the well-liked HBO series, playing Celeste Wright’s (Nicole Kidman) mother-in-law, Mary Louise Wright.

Since her character’s kid tragically perished in season one, we have a hunch that Meryl, er, Mary, will be vengeful. But Streep is exactly the opposite  in real life. Witherspoon told Ellen DeGeneres, “She just transforms, she’s incredible. And she’s so game for everything, she just wanted to go out to dinner and hang out with us, and tell us all her stories, which was really fun.”

DeGeneres said that Streep is “unbelievable” on the program after seeing a screener of the Season 2 premiere. The three-time Emmy winner portrays Celeste’s violent husband Perry Wright’s mother Mary Louise Wright. Perry died when Bonnie pushed him, after the moms realized Perry had also fathered Jane’s son, Ziggy, when he raped her. Based on the Big Little Lies Season 2 teaser, all of the ladies continue to insist that Perry’s death was an unfortunate accident.

Although the HBO series, which is based on a novel of the same name, was originally intended to have one season, Witherspoon said on Wednesday morning that because of the show’s admirers, they decided to make a second one. She happened to work closely with Streep on the first day of production for the new season.

“I had to literally go into another room and go ‘Calm down. She’s just a person, she’s just a human being,’” Witherspoon said on Wednesday. “She’s just so amazing, and she’s so self-effacing and lovely and humble, but you just can’t help but think of every single movie you’ve ever seen her in as you’re staring at her beautiful, gorgeous face.”

In a recent interview with PEOPLE Now, actress Kathryn Newton, 22, who portrays Witherspoon’s daughter Abigail on the show, revealed that she was so awestruck by Streep during one of those dinners that she could hardly speak.

“We had one night where they took me to dinner…and I was like, you’re inviting me? I’m a big kid now? I can’t sit and the big kid’s table?” she recalled. “And it was Meryl and Nicole and Reese and Laura [Dern] and Shai and Zoe [Kravitz] and I literally couldn’t talk. Like, of course I could, but I just was in awe and didn’t want to say anything.”

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