Mike White is internet hosting a mini “Survivor” reunion on “The White Lotus.”
“We had some ‘Survivor’ contestants make cameos in that very first scene,” he revealed to Selection on the Season 2 crimson carpet premiere of “The White Lotus” on Thursday night time.
White was a contestant on “Survivor: David vs. Goliath” in 2018, the place he initially competed on group Goliath, a tribe of 10 overachievers who excel of their respective fields. Requested if his time on “Survivor” influenced any element of the Emmy-winning sequence, White stated, “There’s undoubtedly some ‘Survivor’ weaved into the present, that’s for positive.”
“The White Lotus” Season 2 takes place in Sicily, that includes a brand new ensemble of resort staffers and visitors together with Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Sabrina Impacciatore, Theo James, Meghann Fahy, F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli, Haley Lu Richardson, Leo Woodall, Beatrice Grannó and Simona Tabasco. Jennifer Coolidge and Jon Gries, the one two returning solid members, reprise their roles as Tanya McQuoid and Greg, respectively.
White was impressed by the ceramic “Testa di Moro” vases he encountered on the Mediterranean island, notably how they embody legends involving lust and adultery. “There’s a lot traditional mythology about sexual jealousy and the sexual politics of women and men,” White defined. “It simply felt like, perhaps that needs to be extra of the theme [this season].”
“I believe that Season 2 is lots sexier and it’s a bit bit extra sinister proper off the bat,” stated Fahy about how this season differs from the primary. “It’s actually action-packed, really — I believe persons are gonna be shocked.”
“We have been in a position to go outdoors, location-wise — we pushed the envelope a bit bit when it comes to how deep down the rabbit gap we may go,” James stated, noting that there weren’t as many COVID restrictions concerned in filming the most recent season.
On the carpet, Coolidge recalled her preliminary dialog with White about Tanya McQuoid’s return. “The very first thing he stated to me was, ‘Tanya’s grieving is over,’” she stated. “So I didn’t have to hold any extra ashes round.”
Coolidge additionally teased her character’s tumultuous relationship with Greg. “You might have these romantic goals and also you fall in love with anyone, after which it doesn’t actually work out,” she stated. “I really feel like perhaps [Greg’s] as much as one thing … it’s very mysterious.”
“The White Lotus” Season 2 premieres Oct. 30 on HBO.
‘The White Lotus’ Creator Mike White Reveals Fellow ‘Survivor’ Contestants Seem in Season 2