Over the weekend, tensions ran high at the US Open finals, the annual tennis championship that has delivered all sorts of twists, turns, and controversies this year.
But at the Novak Djokovic and Juan Martín del Potro matc on Sunday, an unexpected curveball came from the audience – what’s that? It’s only an off-duty Meryl Streep peering out from the crowd, serving an Oscar-winning repertoire of facial expressions throughout the game.
It’s safe to say the ‘Mamma Mia!’ star went on a rollercoaster-ride of emotions. Most notably, a moment of true, pure, existential horror:
But the footage that has truly captured the internet is the full rolling video of the moment, which illustrates the depth of the star’s reaction real-time:
Around her, the crowd (including her son, on the left) is going wild, but she just can’t seem to handle it:
The slow zoom of the camera, the way her eyes dart down the lens, then, in a blur of confusion and bewilderment, to her fellow audience members. Is she going to be okay?
Twitter was loving it, with fans quickly sifting her reactions into meme format:
And comparing her reaction to how we’ve all been feeling about the new ‘Mamma Mia!’ release.
But after all of the drama of the game, we can confirm the 69-year-old star is fine. To put your minds at ease, here she is having a laugh when she notices she’s on camera, and enjoying a tinny of Heineken:
Long live Meryl.