*Warning: Major spoilers ahead*
Season two of The Bear amped it up in almost every aspect, perhaps most notably due to its surprise star cameos. Olivia Colman appears as an esteemed but humble chef. Will Poulter portrays a skilled baker. Bob Odenkirk transforms into a harsh and unforgiving uncle. But imagine our surprise when episode six, titled “Fishes,” queued up, and the foul-mouthed, emotionally erratic Berzatto matriarch was played by none other than Jamie Lee Curtis.
Curtis has been having a bit of a renaissance as of late, thanks to her Oscar-winning performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Now, her role in The Bear acts as a continuation of her laudable roles (and don't be surprised if she ends up getting an Emmy nom down the line). Curtis's turn is an illuminating and nuanced one that paints a more detailed portrait of the Berzatto kids, most specifically Carmy (Jeremy Allen White).