“Big Little Lies” fans who were deprived of the joy of watching Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) get pelted in the head with an ice cream cone thrown by Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) on Sunday’s episode of the HBO drama can stop screaming about how unfair life is, because Streep says you’ll still be able to view it another way. You’re just gonna have to wait a bit.
“[Reese] just told me it’s not in the show!” Streep told Entertainment Tonight during an interview at the “BLL” Season 2 premiere in May. “It’s [going to be] in the DVD extras.”
HBO did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for confirmation that the cut scene will be released with the Season 2 DVD box set. But if it is, it will please a whole lot of fans who have been dreaming about seeing Reese hurl that frozen diary grenade at Meryl since on-set photos of the moment made the rounds online last summer.
The exact reason why the ice cream-throwing bit was cut from the scene — seeing as Madeline and Mary Louise still had a confrontation outside of an ice cream parlor — is unknown. But fans were not happy to see it had melted on the cutting room floor.
See some of their reactions below.
— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) July 8, 2019
are you kidding me. are you fucking KIDDING me. did #BigLittleLies fully film, and then DELETE, the iconic moment where reese witherspoon chucked an ice cream cone at meryl streep? i …………… don't know who to turn to. i don't know where to go. @HBO how could you pic.twitter.com/GRwTIZ82Ls
— emma lord (@dilemmalord) July 8, 2019
— jack! ????️???? (@jackkrsch) July 8, 2019
— Stanphen Standheim (@standheim) July 8, 2019
— gemini on adderall (@fatherjohnmtski) July 8, 2019
— annie ???? (@beaarthur85) July 8, 2019
Oh hey 911? I’d like to report a robbery…yes…uh huh…Reese Witherspoon didn’t throw the ice cream at Meryl Streep…sure I’ll hold. pic.twitter.com/3CwSu2nTpL
— tw | saw Far From Home! (@thewrightguy_) July 8, 2019
The new ep of #BigLittleLies was like what…45 minutes?! You can't tell me that there wasn't time to include Madeline throwing her ice cream at Mary Louise??? Come on @HBO?!!! I need an explanation!???? pic.twitter.com/yMHSee13OR
— Alisa☆ (@msalisa315) July 8, 2019
— Shadia Omer (@shadiawrites) July 8, 2019
— izz (@pizzaizz) July 8, 2019