Warning: Spoilers for Season 2 of “The White Lotus” beneath.
Though an enormous theme of “The White Lotus” Season 2 is infidelity, all the dishonest occurs off display — which led viewers to surprise if any of it really occurred.
Seth Meyers was clearly one in every of these followers, and took the chance to ask Aubrey Plaza whereas she was on his present Monday evening whether or not or not her character, Harper, solely kissed Cameron (Theo James).
In Episode 6 of Season 2, Harper — who’s changing into pissed off with the shortage of bodily intimacy between her and her husband, Ethan (Will Sharpe) — decides to start out flirting with the overtly jerky Cameron. Ethan sees the 2 flirting from afar at a bar, after which later notices that they’re each gone.
In a jealous rage, Ethan runs again to his resort room, which has its hatch locked. When Ethan lastly will get into the resort room he shares with Harper, he additionally discovers that the adjoining door to Cameron’s room is open. Ethan confronts his spouse about his suspicions that she cheated on him. Harper initially says that nothing occurred. However within the Season 2 finale, she admits to Ethan that she and Cameron kissed — and insists that’s all they did.
“What happened is, we did some stuff, and I hated every minute of it. It was disgusting and there was no penetration,” Plaza instructed Meyers when the discuss present host requested her what actually went down between the characters, earlier than including “I don’t know!”
When Plaza requested Meyers what he thinks occurred, he stated that he believed what Harper instructed Ethan, and that the 2 shared “just a kiss.”
“Just a kiss?” Plaza stated, shocked.
“I think maybe each of you grabbed the other one’s butt — through clothes,” Meyers stated.
“I think I grabbed a little more than that,” Plaza stated.
James additionally believed “something else” occurred between his character and Harper whereas chatting with Vulture Monday.
“… It was probably more than she let on by half,” James admitted to the outlet. “Maybe not the most extreme version of that scenario, but there was something else.”
James added: “I always read it as Harper says, pretty much. I think she feels oddly attracted to this monster that is Cameron, but she’s also trying to use the incident to wake Ethan from his existential and sexual reverie.”
Plaza instructed Meyers that she thinks the juicier story from her “White Lotus” arc is no matter occurred between her husband and Cameron’s spouse, Daphne (Meghann Fahy).
In the Season 2 finale, Ethan confronts Daphne, saying that their spouses cheated on them with one another. In response Fahy’s Daphne — in a phenomenal 30-second performance — convinces Ethan to comply with her to a close-by abandoned island, the place in addition they presumably have interaction in a dalliance that’s not seen by viewers.
“But what does my husband do? That’s the real question … What does he do with, ya know, what’s-her-face?” Plaza stated, referencing the aforementioned scene.
Fahy had her personal tackle what occurs between Daphne and Ethan whereas speaking to Self-importance Truthful in an interview printed Monday.
“I think [Daphne] just sees this guy that looks so broken that she really wants to help him feel better,” Fahy stated.
Shs added that Daphne’s function in her relationship with the couple she’s vacationing with in “The White Lotus” is “to teach not just Harper but also Ethan that they have other options.”
“I don’t think that she [goes to the island with Ethan] to get back at Cameron or anything,” Fahy stated. “I genuinely think in her strange way that’s like an empathetic thing that she’s doing, the way that she’s trying to take care of these people.”
Though Fahy was forthright about Daphne’s way of thinking, she wasn’t a lot when telling a narrative to Meyers earlier this month about why she and Plaza received misplaced on a hike they took whereas filming in Sicily. To listen to Plaza’s trippy aspect of the story, watch the video above.