Season 2 of The White Lotus has arrived on HBO and HBO Max, with episodes airing each Sunday night at 9 p.m.
The second installment of the comedy-drama has a brand new assortment of characters and a special setting, with visitors making their reservations on the White Lotus lodge in Sicily.
Nonetheless, there are two acquainted faces from Season 1 who’ve returned for the brand new episodes of the anthology collection—and followers of The White Lotus can’t wait to see what occurs subsequent.
Jennifer Coolidge is reprising her function as the rich however troubled Tanya McQuoid, which received her a Emmy for greatest supporting actress earlier this yr.
In Season 1, Tanya was mourning the demise of her mom and battling grief in Hawaii. This time spherical, audiences will see Tanya in a special mild, however with the identical chaotic power.
Coolidge informed Newsweek: “Somebody like Tanya, she is hiding behind her grief and, within the first White Lotus, that was somebody who had such a heavy load to hold for a really very long time, relating to her mom’s demise.
“Typically you suppose, while you take that away, issues are going nice. ‘I met this man I actually like, the grief … I’ve unfold my mom’s ashes, and I will work by way of that.’ Typically you notice that’s simply the tip of the iceberg to a complete new factor. I imply, individuals are unpredictable, and relationships are so unpredictable and the chances of a relationship figuring out are generally very slim.”
Jon Gries can also be again for Season 2 as Tanya’s love curiosity, Greg. His return might be extra stunning to audiences as a result of, on the finish of Season 1, Greg was seemingly dying from a mysterious sickness.
Greg’s return even got here as a shock to the actor who performs him. Gries informed Newsweek: “I keep in mind I had a dialog with Mike [White, the show’s creator] in the course of the first season, after we had been filming, and he was like, ‘You realize, Tanya and Greg may need to come back again for Season 2.’ I stated, ‘How can Greg come again for Season 2?’ I used to be taking part in actually that he was dying, as a result of Mike wasn’t telling me something.”
Gries recommended that his character was “gonna be useless,” however White informed him: “You’ll be able to’t inform me he is gonna be useless. You did not write this. I wrote this.”
Some months later, Gries added, “simply earlier than Christmas, he despatched me a textual content. I used to be simply sitting, consuming in a restaurant, and it was like, ‘Hey, I am scripting this. And are you accessible?’ And I used to be like, ‘Are you kidding? After all, I am accessible.'”
He joked: “It is a tremendous feeling to come back again and work with my pretty spouse.”
Coolidge revealed that she needed to hold Greg’s return a secret and faux she was the one character coming again for Season 2.
She joked: “It appears like I used to be doing an injustice to Jon [Gries] as a result of folks stated, ‘We hear that you are the solely character coming again’ and I must be like, ‘Sure, sure.’ I simply needed to inform a lie however, in fact, my husband is again and now we’re into a complete new factor.”
In Season 1, the seemingly unremarkable Greg and the fabulously spoiled Tanya fell head-over-heels in love on the White Lotus resort in Hawaii and when audiences see them in Season 2, they’re married.
The couple go on a romantic journey to Sicily, however cracks are starting to indicate of their relationship.
In Season 2, additionally it is revealed that Greg miraculously survived after Tanya paid for his therapy. Because of this, he has a brand new lease of life, which doesn’t all the time bode nicely for his or her marriage.
Coolidge stated: “I believe his near-death expertise possibly humbled him for half a second, however now he is feeling good. He is numerous work. That is the factor, while you join somebody, generally you haven’t any thought what you are moving into, some individuals are simply…”
She teased: “You suppose that they’re solely in love with you … however generally individuals are sophisticated and, you already know, they are often many issues.”
Gries stated: “All of it is determined by the expectations as a result of everyone loves folks. They love them in several methods.”
The White Lotus airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max.
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