Reese Witherspoon throwing ice cream at Meryl Streep is the internet's new fave thing

Raechal Leone Shewfelt
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Oh, the feud is on between Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep – or at least their characters – as the actresses film the highly anticipated second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies.

It’s different than most celeb spats these days, though, because instead of happening on social media, with the two lobbing messages back and forth, the drama went down in real life, as they filmed for their show in LA this week.

Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon were filming for Big Little Lies in LA this week. Photo: Getty Images

Reese, who’s both a star and producer on the Emmy-winning drama, pelted Meryl Streep, the three-time Oscar winner and a new member of the cast, with ice cream on the street.

It’s a dead giveaway that, predictably,  Reese’s Madeline Mackenzie will tangle with Meryl’s character, Mary Louise Wright, the mother-in-law of Nicole Kidman’s Celeste Wright.


Immediately after the photos surfaced, the internet stepped in to do its thing, with people quickly crafting funny memes and adding their witty remarks.

So while audiences won’t see the footage that was shot of Reese and Meryl’s ice cream encounter until Big Little Lies returns in 2019, the scene is already providing plenty of entertainment.

Here are some of the best reactions out there so far:

Even Reese weighed in with an amusing comment.


In reality, of course, Reese and Meryl are just peachy.

Reese recalled her reaction to the news that Meryl would join the show’s cast on a March episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.

“[Meryl] sent an email to Nicole and I, and it said, ‘OK, I read the part and I love it and I’m going to do it.’ I, like, dropped the phone and then I called Nicole and was like, ‘Is this real life?’,” she said.

What a welcome.

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