The White Lotus Season 2 is just a few weeks away from its premiere. However, many fans are still raving about the first season. The show had quite a moment at the Emmys, winning five of the coveted awards. Three of them went to writer-director Mike White. And while Sydney Sweeney didn’t take home a trophy for her birthday, fans still loved her portrayal of Olivia Mossbacher.
Sydney Sweeney is nothing like Olivia Mossbacher
Playing Olivia was a dream for Sweeney. Not only was she able to escape the monotony of quarantine to film in Hawaii, but she did The White Lotus marked her first foray into comedy. Even though The gaming table Star admits she was terrified by her character, she enjoyed bringing the snarky college student to life. Sweeney takes real pleasure in playing someone so different from herself. Thanks to her extensive preparation process, she’s able to craft her character into a fully formed persona that she can slip in and out of on the fly .
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Mike White raves about the ‘Euphoria’ actor’s talents
White and Sweeney’s colleagues seem amazed at her ability to morph into a character. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, The White Lotus The director raved about Sweeney’s skills. “And then she’s obviously not like that as a person, so it all felt really exciting,” White said of Sweeney. “She’s very personable and charming, but then you put her in front of a camera and – I don’t want to sound like an old Hollywood freak – but she has these powers. Certain actors have a certain magic, and she’s definitely one of them.”
How Sweeney landed her role in The White Lotus
Sweeney’s magic is apparently something that helped her get involved The White Lotus. In addition, she approached Olivia differently than her competitors. Rather than trying to be funny, Sweeney’s portrayal of Olivia seemed fueled by contempt and intimidation.
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“She had this great, dead, monotonous approach that I found quite funny,” White told the Washington Post of Sweeney’s audition. “A lot of actresses who did it a little bit more precociously or more traditionally comedic… they landed the fingers. She just had this unsatisfied, empty way [and] it was a kind of original recording. … I don’t think she has much in common with Olivia per se, but ultimately she was the perfect person.”
Will Sweeney return as Olivia in Season 2 of The White Lotus?
Sweeney was clearly the right person to bring Olivia to life. She was certainly lauded for her performance as a biting teenager. And while fans of The White Lotus shouldn’t expect to see Olivia in the show’s second season, Sweeney is open to returning in future seasons. For now, Sweeney is focused on filming Sonys Mrs. Netz In Boston. It will be interesting to see if the magic White says she possesses is felt in the film as well.
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/sydney-sweeney-magic-powers-according-mike-white.html/ According to Mike White, Sydney Sweeney has magical “powers”.