Sure, Streep looks happy here, but little does she know her cone-uppance is in the works.
Photo: Stefanie Keenan (Getty Images)

For decades now, hundreds—possibly thousands—of actors have tried to downplay the fantasy playground that is their lives, constantly reminding the rest of us that show business is just that: A business, full of the same hard work and toil and eating dirt as every other career you’d care to name. And while we’ve always suspected this was bullshit—presumably as some sort of elaborate Millionaire’s Game played aboard Brad Pitt’s Infinite Pleasure Yacht—it’s nice to have some confirmation, because just fucking look at this picture of Reese Witherspoon hurling ice cream at Meryl Streep, and try to tell us she’s not having the time of her god damn life:

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Sadly, this perfect expression of our shared desire to throw an ice cream cone at Meryl Streep—so perfect, so composed, so infuriatingly approachable!—didn’t come from reality; it’s actually just a scene from an upcoming episode of Big Little Lies, where Streep has signed on for a second-season role. Still, Witherspoon’s glee was palpable as she responded to the posting of the photo online: