white lotus Season 3 has been cast black pinkLisa is adding even more star power to her already extremely talented cast for the upcoming season.
News surfaced on Monday that the 26-year-old singer will officially make her acting debut in an undisclosed role on the hit HBO anthology series. Diversity Was the first to report the casting news.
Lisa, whose real name is Lalisa Manole, joins a previously announced cast including Patrick Schwarzenegger, Parker Posey, Leslie Bibb, Jason Isaacs and Walton Goggins. This season will also see the return of season 1 star Natasha Rothwell.
Mike White’s Emmy-winning social satire is set to begin shooting in Thailand this month. Like the first two seasons, the new installment will take place at one of the luxury hotel’s exotic locations, where a new group of guests and staff will find their lives colliding in unexpected ways.
In anticipation, ET is finding out everything we know so far about the cast, location and plot – including White’s latest hints and what many of the Giants group have previously said about returning.
It was revealed in early February scott glen will do Will join the cast. This will be Glenn’s big return to HBO after acting the leftovers For all three seasons.
last month, white lotus Five more cast members have been added for the upcoming third season, including Schwarzenegger, Walter Goggins, Sarah Catherine Hook, Sam Nivola, and Amy Lou Wood. HBO previously announced leslie bibbDom Hetrakul, jason isaac, Michelle Monaghan, parker posey And Tamay Thapathimthong was all set to join the series along with previously announced returning cast member Natasha RothwellJo reprises her role as spa manager Belinda Lindsay from the inaugural Hawaii-set season.
“I can’t say anything. I really can’t,” Rothwell told ET in December. “I would say I’ve read all the scripts and people will enjoy it. It’s bigger than ever. Get ready.”
Many fans first wondered whether jennifer coolidge Tanya will return as McQuoid, an unhappy guest who found solace in Greg Hunt (Jon Gries) in Season 1, before their romance ended in Season 2. The 62-year-old actress won her first Primetime Emmy for the season. 1 and re-nominated for vengeance.
in an interview with deadline, White said he couldn’t imagine doing a second installment without her. “Jennifer is my friend and everyone loved her in the first season, and I said, ‘I can’t go to Italy without Jennifer.’ And that’s probably still the case. Like, maybe you can’t even go to Japan without Jennifer.”
And it seemed like Coolidge was open to more. “Yeah, yeah. Absolutely,” she told ET before returning, “I mean, I don’t know what Mike has in mind. But yeah, I’d love to [to come back],
However, based on Season 2 finaleCoolidge’s involvement with the series has ended.
While Rothwell is the only returning star selected for this season, there are still several other stars White lotus Alumni who will take advantage of the opportunity to revisit. White told earlier deadline“We’ve worked with a lot of fun actors so far, so it’s kind of like who’s available.”
Before announcing her role as Vengeance, Rothwell had previously said, “I would follow Mike White to the ends of the earth.” Their upcoming material could be a way to tie up loose ends related to Tanya’s story, which may need some closure after the events of Season 2.
Several of the Season 1 cast members have told ET they’re interested in coming back for another stay at the White Lotus.
“I’d do anything with Mike White. Like, White lotus season 3 [or] Something completely different. You know, help him move the boxes to the new house. Like, whatever he wants. I totally admire him and think he’s a genius. So, if he has to do something and I get a call, I will be there.” jake lacy Said, confirming this If White wants to reprise his role as demanding guest Shane Patton, he’s “100 percent” into it.
Alexandra Daddario, who played Shane’s wife Rachel, is also set to return. “If they have a great idea, of course,” he said. “I’d do anything…to be a small part of the series is amazing.”
As for the other season 1 stars, connie briton“If I’m lucky, maybe I’ll be in the second season,” said the actress, who plays mother and businesswoman Nicole Mosbacher.
Following the finale, Britton’s onscreen daughter, Sydney Sweeneysaid there there was a conversation With the show about the possibility of a comeback, with Excitement The star revealed that he is ready for whatever direction the producer decides to take things in the future. “I’m so excited for Mike,” she said. “Mike’s writing is so funny and incredible.”
As far as the Season 2 cast goes, there are a lot of people who want to come back — especially now that audiences know who made this The living of Sicily.
When asked if she could return as Strong Harper Spiller, Aubrey Plaza Said, “I hope so. It depends on whether I’m a fan favorite or not. I guess, you know, it just depends on who people want [to see again].” F. Murray Abraham, who plays aging patriarch Burt Di Grasso, said he would like to return for Season 3 as well as Seasons 4 to 6 – if there are that many. “But I really I’m glad to be a part of it,” he shared.
The one guest fans know is alive and well is Daphne Babcock (meaghan fahey), who finds herself vacationing at a Sicilian estate with Harper and her two husbands before a mysterious body is discovered in the water. “Oh my God, absolutely,” Fahey said of returning. “I mean, I would rave about the third season. It’s an amazing set. Like, watching everyone work. The cast is so amazing and it’s great to see Mike work. I mean, I’m totally “I will definitely be there.”
Sadly there’s another person who can’t return murray bartlett As of Season 1 Hotel Manager Armand, That is, unless “we, like, go back in time or something,” he offered. And it feels like an unexpected turn for the series.
white lotus Season 3 will be set in Thailand, with filming taking place around Koh Samui, Phuket and Bangkok. HBO announced in January 2024 that it was working directly with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to support the filming and production of the show.
“We are honored to feature Amazing Thailand as the filming location for the highly anticipated upcoming season white lotus, said Thapani Kiatphaibool, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. ,The kingdom’s exotic natural beauty, rich historical sites and diverse landscape are the ideal place to share our fascinating culture, superb cuisine, top-notch wellness and luxury offerings, and most importantly our people and Thai hospitality. Thailand has long been considered one of the world’s favorite filming locations. white lotus The project will certainly strengthen the kingdom’s position as a favorite filming destination and an icon of experience-based tourism, and inspire even more visitors to wonderful Thailand.”
The destination matches White’s plans for the latest installment perfectly. He said in a making-of season, “In the first season we highlighted money and then in the second season we highlighted sex and I think in the third season, it’s probably going to be a kind of satirical look at death in Eastern religion and spirituality and Would be a fun look.” 2 videos. “It feels like it could be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus.”
Not only that but the Four Seasons, which served as a filming location for the first two seasons, owns several luxury hotels in the country. (In Season 1, the Four Seasons Maui served as the White Lotus property, while the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace was the stand-in for the property in Season 2.)
Although White is currently remaining tight-lipped about the story, he revealed ew“It’s going to be a supersized White lotus, It’s going to be long, big and crazy. I don’t know what people will think, but I’m extremely excited, so at least for my own barometer, that’s a good thing… I’m extremely excited about the content of the season.”
white lotus Seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming on Max.
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