Go away it as much as Aubrey Plaza to show a beautiful Italian seaside city right into a nightmare.
“The White Lotus” star actually dedicated to a terrifying prank she determined to play on her co-star Adam DiMarco whereas they had been filming on the 4 Seasons San Domenico Palace for 5 months in Taormina, Sicily.
“I was definitely questioning my reality for a while there,” DiMarco, who performs Albie in Season 2, instructed GQ in a profile about Plaza revealed Monday.
Plaza drew inspiration for her elaborately orchestrated shenanigans from the resort they had been staying in, which was initially a centuries-old convent that was apparently additionally haunted.
In the future, Plaza took reed diffusers that the resort used and left “a ‘Blair Witch’–style” image on DiMarco’s dressing room ground. She additionally slipped notes “with ominous messages that read ‘here lies’” beneath folks’s doorways.
To cowl her tracks, Plaza defiled her dressing room in the identical vogue that she creepified DiMarco’s — after which pretended to be fully freaked out by it, demanding to know who did it.
Though Plaza was efficiently gaslighting her co-stars, the resort employees — who Plaza stated thought she was a “suspicious character” and “sketchy” — had been fairly satisfied it was her. They even checked safety footage to show it. However once they noticed a brunette within the footage, Plaza blamed her co-stars Beatrice Grannò (Mia) and Simona Tabasco (Lucia).
DiMarco was so entrenched in Plaza’s lie that he even admitted that determining who was doing this to him “was like ‘Murder on the Orient Express.’”
“Adam was so innocent, like a baby bird,” Plaza instructed GQ of the incident. “It was really sick what I was doing to him. I got him to the brink of a psychological break.”
Plaza’s prank might have additionally benefited from DiMarco’s perception that one thing paranormal was taking place within the resort.
Final month, DiMarco instructed GQ that he shared the identical spooky dream as his co-star Jon Gries (Greg Hunt) whereas staying on the 4 Seasons.
“There’s this bald man who was walking back and forth and approached the foot of our bed and grabbed us,” DiMarco instructed the journal on the time.
“I woke up screaming, and I didn’t really think anything of it until Jon mentioned his story,” DiMarco stated. “It was just so weird that the stories corroborated so cleanly.”
To learn the Plaza profile in full, head over to GQ.