Category: Interviews

In Conversation with Haley Lu Richardson

Haley Lu Richardson has quickly emerged as one of the leading young actors of her generation, with her starring role in the second season of HBO’S highly popular series ‘The White Lotus’. Next, we’ll be able to see Haley in Netflix’s ‘Love at First Sight’, which is premiering later this year.

Haley, we’ve been able to watch you in HBO’s highy succesful series ‘The White Lotus’, where you portrayed Portia. How was it working on such a popular series and with this phenomenal cast?

It was pretty cool, as you would imagine. I had really wanted to work with Mike White for years, so that was kind of like a dream come true in a way. There’s all these things that in life and in this acting career are like aspirations and dreams. I’m like “Oh, that would be so cool if this happened or if I could work with this person”. When one of them actually comes true, it’s just really exciting and cool.

This show is such a special thing to him. It’s all Mike, he created this show and he wrote every episode, directed every episode. It’s his baby. So to be picked by him and be able to meet him and be a part of that was cool. Being a part of a big ensemble, finding my place in the tone and within the bigger picture was challenging in some ways, but I’m really thankful for it.

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Power Women Summit 2022

Hollywood’s rising stars come together to discuss their latest projects and how their using their platforms to pave the way for the future of the industry.

Haley Lu Richardson for Vanity Fair

This one goes out to the Sicilian fashion police. Watch Haley Lu Richardson react to fan theories about #TheWhiteLotus.

The Hollywood Reporter – Interview

‘The White Lotus’ Star Haley Lu Richardson Talks Episode 5’s Shocking Ending
The actor also discusses how after five months of working with Jennifer Coolidge, she still can’t tell where Tanya ends and Jennifer begins.

Haley Lu Richardson has quietly become a highly respected figure in the world of film, and HBO’s Sunday night audience is now catching up to her courtesy of The White Lotus season two.

Richardson, who’s mostly made a name for herself on the indie circuit, plays Portia, the personal assistant to Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge), the one returning main character from White Lotus season one. Upon arriving in Sicily, Portia, who is also Richardson’s first series regular role on television, was told to get lost by Tanya until Tanya’s husband Greg (Jon Gries) suddenly departed their vacation. From there, Portia resumed her assistant duties, and the duo soon met a group from Palermo, led by Quentin (Tom Hollander) and his “naughty nephew” Jack (Leo Woodall).

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Collider Ladies Night

As we often talk about on Collider Ladies Night, every path in this business is different and those paths often evolve along the way. That’s exactly what happened to The White Lotus’ Haley Lu Richardson.

Richardson plays Portia on Season 2 of the hit HBO show. This time around, creator, writer and director Mike White takes the luxury, overindulgence, and often awful behavior to a White Lotus resort in Taormina, Sicily. The only main character from Season 1 to bounce from one getaway to the next is Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya McQuoid, and this time around, she’s bringing her assistant, Richardson’s Portia, along for the ride.

With The White Lotus well into its Season 2 run, Richardson joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to revisit her early Disney and Nickelodeon ambitions and to discuss how she went on to build a filmography packed with bold genre movies, touching romantic dramas, independent gems, and spicy satire with The White Lotus.

Glamour Interview (Part 1)

The White Lotus Star Haley Lu Richardson Is Over Being Dismissed as ‘Cute’
After 11 years in Hollywood, the 27-year-old actor is learning how to speak up for herself—including on the set of The White Lotus season 2.

Haley Lu Richardson understands that being labeled “cute” can be a double-edged sword. Name-calling is one of the oldest power-plays in the book: It’s just as cutting in the boardroom as it was on the playground, but since it never causes physical harm, it’s easily dismissed. And while we all know the “sticks and stones” rhyme, anyone who’s been called a bitch or a slut (or stuck with any label she doesn’t identify with) understands just how damaging name-calling can be. In Mislabeled, Glamour talks to some of the most interesting women we know about the role name-calling or labels played in their pasts—and how it’s shaped the women they are today.

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