Friday, April 19, 2024

Parker Posey, the Most “White Lotus” Actor Ever, Heads Season 3 with Jason Isaacs, Leslie Bibb, Michelle Monaghan


Parker Posey is probably the most “White Lotus”-ish actor ever to join the show. She leads the Season 3 cast just announced with Jason Isaacs, Leslie Bibb, Michelle Monaghan, plus Dom Hetrakul and Tayme Thapthimthong.

Natasha Rothwell was already announced, reprising her role from Season 1. Remember– she was the staff member who got tangled up with Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya.

The show is set in Thailand this time. Filming will begin in and around Koh Samui, Phuket, and Bangkok next month. The multi-generational group of characters includes a patriarch, a female corporate executive, an actress, a couple of mothers, including a country club wife, a misfit and a yogi. We’re hoping Parker plays the actress. She would be the wacky version of Ginger from “Gilligan’s Island.” It would seem like Isaacs — coming off his great performance as Cary Grant in “Archie” — is the mogul.

Will Coolidge return? Maybe as a ghost or some kind of spirit since this season is supposed to be about all things Eastern. Maybe Tanya will haunt the new group of guests.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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