Deleted scene from season 2 of ‘White Lotus’ starring Lukas Gage
“I didn’t care because I got a free trip to the Four Seasons,” Gage said.
Lukas Gage was supposed to star in “White Lotus” before his Season 2 scene was cut.
The “You” Season 4 scene-stealer revealed that he wanted to reprise his role as the love interest from “The White Lotus” for the since-deceased janitor (Murray Bartlett) and appears to Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) in a drug-induced dream. sequence.
“Fred (Hechinger) and I did a scene for Season 2,” Gage said The Hollywood Reporter. “When Jennifer (Coolidge’s character) is with the gays in Palermo, she originally opens a door in the villa and sees a picture of me doing drugs, which turns out to be an illusion. It was cut because it didn’t work with the show, but I didn’t care because I got a free trip to the Four Seasons.”
Gage joked, “And now in Season 3, I literally text Mike (White) every day to say hey, remember me!”
The “Euphoria” star noted that the Four Seasons in Taormina, Sicily was “cooler” than the original location in Hawaii. “It’s Italy, but I’ve only been there for a week,” Gage said. “We’ve lived in Hawaii so long that you get used to it… It’s all so luxurious.”
New to the “You” cast, Gage already made his mark in Season 4 with a golden sequence reminiscent of his anilingus scene in “The White Lotus.”
“With this scene and in ‘The White Lotus,’ I didn’t do it to be sexy, I did it for comedic value. I didn’t think it would be warm to people,” Gage recalled. “But I wanted to go as far as possible. It can’t be half rims or half gold shower – although we used a water machine with yellow food coloring.”
Even though Gage is still awaiting a Season 3 call from “The White Lotus” showrunner White, White teased that the third installment will likely be set in Asia and deal with themes of spirituality.
“The first season highlighted the money, and the second season highlighted the sex,” White said. “I think the third season would be a satirical and funny look at death, Eastern religion and spirituality. I feel like it’s a rich tapestry to take another round at White Lotus.”
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