Following months of rumors that Lisa Manobal of Blackpink fame was set to make her acting debut, HBO confirmed Monday that she’s joining the Season 3 cast of The White Lotus. The series begins production in and around Koh Samui, Phuket, and Bangkok this month and will follow a new group of guests at another White Lotus property.
She joins previously announced cast includes Leslie Bibb, Carrie Coon, Francesca Corney, Nicholas Duvernay, Arnas Fedaravičius, Christian Friedel, Scott Glenn, Walton Goggins, Dom Hetrakul, Sarah Catherine Hook, Jason Isaacs, Julian Kostov, Michelle Monaghan, Sam Nivola, Morgana O’Reilly, Lek Patravadi, Shalini Peiris, Parker Posey, Natasha Rothwell, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Tayme Thapthimthong and Aimee Lou Wood.
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As usual, no character details are being shared, but as Deadline reported in November, the multigenerational gang includes a patriarch, a female corporate executive, an actress, a couple of mothers, including a country club wife, a misfit and a yogi. Glenn is believed to be playing a man referred to as Jim, who may be slowing down physically but is still mentally sharp and a little cranky.
Created, written and directed by Mike White, The White Lotus is executive produced by White, David Bernad and Mark Kamine. On the filming and promotion of the third installment, HBO has partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Variety was first to report Manobal’s casting today.
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