When contacted by Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Sidney Sweeney and Alexandra Dadario White lotusThey jumped at the chance to work with Mike White in a location in Hawaii and explore all aspects of their richly drawn characters.
“It simply came to our notice then [this kind of] Roller coaster ride with a character, “Bartlett told Anthony D’Alesandro of Deadline Today on Competitive Television. “It was a dream come true in my lap, really.”
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The first season of HBO Dark Comedy, produced, directed and written by White, is set at a tropical Hawaiian resort after a week of exploiting various guests and staff. Bartlett plays the role of resort manager Armond, as CFO Nicole Mosbacher, who is on vacation in Britain, Sweeney as his satirical daughter Olivia, and Dadario as Rachel, a journalist whose real estate agent Shane (Jack Lacey) is already married.
From Britain’s and Dadario’s point of view, part of what made the series so compelling was White’s gift of observing human behavior. “Mike, I think he enjoys the contempt he has for human nature,” said Dadario. “I think it translates in this amazing way because he loves people, but they also see how horrible and flawed they are at the same time and it’s a really interesting combination.”
Sweeney said White “perfectly” enlivened each character’s voice, a set that did not require any ad-lobbying. “The writing was so perfect for each single character,” he added, “as if he’s surviving it.”
Elevating White’s work was, of course, the set of the show’s star performances. Bartlett said the chemistry he got with his co-stars was exciting, bringing “fire” and “sizzle” to the scene. “It was such a wonderful group of talented people, but it was really a wonderful group,” he said.
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When White lotus Originally presented as a limited series, it was renewed for a second season in August after critically acclaimed and debuting at # 1 on the HBO. The next edition will follow a different group of vacationers as they book their stay in an Italian White Lotus property and temporarily settle among its residents.
When asked what he knew about Season 2 and if there was a possibility he might be present, Bartlett joked, “It’s a ghost story.”
Britton was adamant, noting that “it’s all a secret,” Dadari also shared that White discussed a future “spinoff” episode involving Rachel and Jack in a conversation with a couple on a boat. Still, he said, “my agent hasn’t arrived yet.”
White lotusThe first season also featured Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Hatchinger, Brittany O’Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Steve Jahan and Lucas Gage. Season 2 Coolidge F. Murray Abraham, Adam DeMarco, Megan Fahi, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lou Richardson, Will Sharp, Leo Uddal, Beatrice Grano will all be seen in the role of troubled Tania McQuade. , Sabrina Impacciatore and Simona Tabasco are joining the cast. White Axis co-produced the series with David Bernard and Nick Hall, with Mark Kamin as co-executive producer.