Jason Isaacs Reveals Mike White's Tips for 'The White Lotus' Thailand Shoot

Excitement builds as 'The White Lotus' returns with Season 3

by Zain ul Abedin
Jason Isaacs Reveals Mike White's Tips for 'The White Lotus' Thailand Shoot
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As the anticipation for season 3 of HBO's acclaimed series 'The White Lotus' builds, star Jason Isaacs recently shared a humorous insight into the secrecy surrounding the show and some unique preparation advice he received for the upcoming Thailand-based shoot.

Speaking at MegaCon in Orlando, Isaacs, known for his role in 'Harry Potter', lightheartedly warned about the consequences of revealing too much about the new season. "If I say anything else, they take my kidney out through my ears," he joked, highlighting the strict confidentiality expected from the cast.

Isaacs, 60, did divulge a piece of advice from the series' creator and director, Mike White, about acclimatizing to the Thai climate. "I've never been to Thailand before, and I got a text from Mike saying, 'Go and sit in a sauna all day, and you'll be ready for the shoot,'" he shared, drawing laughter from the audience.

'The White Lotus' has garnered critical acclaim for its exploration of the lives of guests at a luxury resort, with each season set in a different exotic location. Season 1 was based in Hawai’i, and season 2 showcased Sicily.

The upcoming season promises another intriguing destination with Thailand as the backdrop.

Season 3: Star-Studded Cast

Details of Isaacs's role in season 3 are yet to be revealed. However, he joins an impressive ensemble cast including Leslie Bibb, Dom Hetrakul, Michelle Monaghan, Parker Posey, Tayme Thapthimthong, Walton Goggins, Sarah Catherine Hook, Sam Nivola, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and Aimee Lou Wood.

Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, expressed enthusiasm for the new season. "Mike White's bravery in exploring the depths of the human psyche, combined with his distinct humor and vibrant directing, keeps us all longing for more time at this beloved resort," she stated.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand confirmed that filming for the new episodes is set to commence in Bangkok, Phuket, and Ko Samui. "We are honored to showcase the beauty of Thailand as the setting for the eagerly awaited next season of ‘The White Lotus,'" commented Thapanee Kiatphaibool, the authority's Governor. Fans can catch up on the first two seasons of 'The White Lotus', currently available for streaming on HBO Max.