Bette Midler wants to join White Lotus Season 3
Bette Midler reveals she wants to be on The White Lotus Season 3, explaining that she loves what Mike White has done for the HBO series.
Bette Midler expresses interest in joining the White Lotus and reveals what she loves about the award-winning anthology series. Created by Mike White, this satirical drama looks at different locations of the fictional chain of resorts, following guests and employees over the course of a week. The first two seasons, set in Hawaii and Sicily, were praised for their writing and performances, with Jennifer Coolidge receiving special recognition for her portrayal of Tanya McQuade. The White Lotus was renewed in November and is reportedly headed to Asia next, but no cast has been confirmed for season 3.
Predictions have been circulating for some time regarding the casting of White Lotus in future seasons. In a recent interview with Variety, Midler said she would join the series "within a minute in New York." She added that its portrayal of high society, as well as its humor, is part of the reason she loves the show so much. Read Midler's review of "The White Lotus" below:
"It’s a big sendup. Mike White pokes fun at the worst kind of people, the truly entitled and rich people behaving badly. Everybody likes to see them get their comeuppance. I really enjoy that. It’s the great saga of the haves and the have-nots, which is eternal. I do tend to watch the stuff that’s — I don’t want to say hopeful — but I do like to laugh. I love to laugh, but there’s just not enough laughter. So I really do look for the stuff that makes me laugh."
Why Midler Would Be Perfect In The White Lotus
Considered an icon, the Oscar-nominated Midler has had an impressive career. She starred in a number of successful projects, most notably Hocus Pocus and its 2022 sequel. Winifred Sanderson and her sisters have become As a part of popular culture, this kind of comedic performance highlights Midler's on-screen abilities, and it's a fitting fit for her performance in "The White Lotus." Speaking of TV, the star has appeared on shows like The Politician and her own sitcom, Betty.
"White Lotus" season 2 saw the death of Coolidge's fan-favorite character, and with her probable absence moving forward, Midler is another actor who could grab viewers' attention. Since most of its cast has changed, it's possible she's joining the White Lotus Sect. Theories have been raised around the addition of someone related to Tanya McQuoid, and Midler could be an interesting choice; if not for that, then another character.
Judging from the revelations about the location and concept of The White Lotus Season 3, it may seem like it could be quite different from the previous arc, exploring the idea of spirituality. Casting for hit HBO shows tends to generate a lot of interest, and this season will likely continue to add top talent. With Midler's huge fanbase and experience in the comedy genre, it's worth skeptical that she'll be a part of the White Lotus will come true.