Home Music The White Lotus’s Haley Lu Richardson thinks it is “unfair” Portia was labelled a villain

The White Lotus’s Haley Lu Richardson thinks it is “unfair” Portia was labelled a villain

The White Lotus’s Haley Lu Richardson thinks it is “unfair” Portia was labelled a villain


Haley Lu Richardson has stated she thinks it’s “unfair” that some viewers of The White Lotus perceived her character Portia as a villain.

Richardson performed Tanya’s (Jennifer Coolidge) younger assistant in season 2 of Mike White’s hit HBO sequence, which aired late final 12 months to vital acclaim.

The position ended up being Richardson’s most high-profile so far, and, talking on the Simply For Selection podcast, she admitted that the highlight took some getting used to, particularly when Portia was criticised by some for seeming entitled or spoiled.

“I simply hadn’t been in that state of affairs earlier than, so I did get unhappy,” Richardson says. “There was in all probability the primary couple of episodes the place I used to be seeing some issues and reactions to issues with Portia and me that I used to be taking personally or I wasn’t totally certain how you can take it or how you can course of it.”[via Variety]

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Jennifer Coolidge in ‘The White Lotus’ season 2 CREDIT: Fabio Lovino/Sky

She grew to understand that it was a superb factor folks have been speaking concerning the present in such element. Nevertheless, she maintained that she thought Portia obtained extra grief than she deserved.

“The one factor that I assumed was really form of unfair and warped was the individuals who have been saying that she was terrible or she was the true villain of the season,” she stated. “There’s no method you could have a look at that younger girl and be like, ‘She is essentially the most terrible one on this present.’ Individuals who suppose that ought to go to remedy.”

In the meantime, White has stated the door stays open for Coolidge to get her personal spin-off present.

“I completely suppose that’s attainable,” White advised press on the Vivid Sydney Competition this weekend (June 10), as reported by Deadline.

“We have been simply speaking about that. It’s a humorous concept,” he added, discussing the potential pleasure of “making Jennifer 20 years youthful” to turn into a youthful model of Tanya.

“That will be enjoyable too,” White added. “I believe Jennifer’s like, ‘Positive, let’s do it!’”

The third season of The White Lotus is believed to be set in Thailand, after creator Mike White was reportedly scouting places there. The primary two seasons have been set in Hawaii and Sicily respectively, with predominantly all-new ensemble casts in every.



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