Jennifer Coolidge is not in Season 3 of the HBO hit The White Lotus. And as she admitted during a Today interview about her Super Bowl pregame show commercial, she is struggling with that.
“I’m jealous of everyone that’s going. I just want to stress I’m not a good sport about it, but there’s nothing I can do. When they kill you, you have to accept it. Because it means they’re not calling for your costume sizes or anything,” Coolidge says with a laugh. “It’s over! I have to get another thing. I have to make another thing happen, I guess.”
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She adds: “But am I sad? I just want to say in all honesty, I’m very sad I’m not in it.”
The ending of Season Two saw Coolidge’s character, Tanya McQuoid, seemingly take a tragic fall off the side of a boat off the shore of Sicily, hitting her head and falling into the ocean.
“I had a blast,” she says of her time on the show. “I think (Season 3) is going to be good. There’s going to be all sorts of good stuff in it, probably great sex stuff. You know how Mike White writes — it’s never, never a dull moment. I think he’s going to slay with this one.”
HBO said the Mike White-created show will be filmed in three cities throughout Thailand — Koh Samui, Phuket and Bangkok — and that cast members include Carrie Coon, Parker Posey and Patrick Schwarzenegger, plus a familiar face from Season One, Natasha Rothwell.
“I think that’s a great place for another ‘White Lotus,’” Coolidge says of Thailand. “It’s never a dull moment with (White). I promise everyone it will be riveting, whatever he writes.”
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