OK USA has sensationally claimed that the Aussie starlet is furious and has been hit by a serious confidence crisis.
'Nicole has won so many accolades for the show, but now she's terrified that Meryl is going to steal her spotlight,' a source tells the magazine. 'She's freaking out.'
Despite the two putting on a friendly front in public, OK USA claims the two Hollywood A-listers' friendship has seriously eroded.
A source close to Nicole spilled, 'She's convinced that if Meryl weren't on the scene, she'd have several more best actress awards.'
The publication's bombshell report also claims that Nicole is gunning for Keith to have a small role in the new season. That way, someone will 'have her back.'
Plus, an insider tells that Nicole thinks having her and Keith on-screen together will take all the attention off Meryl.
Neither Nicole or Meryl have responded to OKAY USA's report.