Mike White is hosting a mini Survivor reunion at The White Lotus.
“On the first episode, we had some ‘Survivor’ contestants work the cameras,” he explained. Difference Thursday night at the “The White Lotus” Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere.
White was a contestant on “Survivor: David vs. Goliath” in 2018. He first competed against Team Goliath, a tribe of 10 overachievers who excel in their respective fields. Asked if his time on “Survivor” influenced the Emmy-winning series, he said, “There’s definitely some ‘Survivor’ woven into the show, that’s for sure.”
“The White Lotus” Season 2 takes place in Sicily, with a new set of hotel staff and guests including Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharp, Sabrina Impachiatore, Theo James, Meghann Fahy, F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli, Haley Lou Richardson. , Leo Woodall, Beatrice Grano and Simona Tabasco. Jennifer Coolidge and John Grice, the only returning cast members, reprise their roles as Tanya McQuaid and Greg, respectively.
White was inspired by the ceramic “testa di moro” vases he encountered on a Mediterranean island, particularly how they embody myths related to lust and adultery. “There are so many ancient myths about sexual jealousy and the sexual politics of men and women,” explains White. “I just felt like, maybe that should be more of a theme. [this season]He said.
“I think season 2 is a lot sexier and a little more badass than the bat,” Fahey said of how this season differs from the first. “It’s really action-packed, really — I think people are going to be surprised.”
“We were able to go outside location-wise — we pushed the envelope a little bit on how deep we could go down the rabbit hole,” James said, adding that there weren’t as many COVID restrictions on the shoot. The latest season.
On the carpet, Coolidge recalled her first conversation with White about Tanya McQuaid’s return. “The first thing he told me was, ‘Tanya’s grief is over,'” she said. “So I didn’t have to carry more ashes.”
Coolidge teased her character’s tumultuous relationship with Greg. “You have these romantic dreams and you fall in love with someone, and then it just doesn’t work out,” she said. “Maybe I feel it. [Greg’s] Until one thing… it’s very mysterious.
“The White Lotus” Season 2 premieres October 30 on HBO.