Jennifer Coolidge Says She ‘Tried To Talk’ ‘White Lotus’ Creator Out Of Ending

Warning: Spoilers for “The White Lotus” Season 2 finale under which are as huge as Tanya’s hair.

It appears that evidently Jennifer Coolidge wasn’t able to say arrivederci to her beloved “The White Lotus” character Tanya McQuoid-Hunt.

Within the Season 2 finale of the HBO anthology sequence Sunday, the character that earned Coolidge her first Emmy met a tragic — and fittingly awkward — demise.

Tanya finally ends up hitting her head and drowning whereas making an attempt to leap from a yacht to a dinghy with the intention to flee a criminal offense scene.

Because of this, she finally ends up being the physique that Daphne (Meghann Fahy) found floating within the ocean within the season’s opening scene.

Coolidge advised Vulture in an interview revealed Monday that creator Mike White advised her “very early on” that Tanya was going to die in Season 2 — and Coolidge wasn’t precisely comfortable about it.

“I said, ‘Oh, no! You’ve gotta be kidding me! Really?’” Coolidge recalled. “I tried to talk him out of it, but Mike is very strong. He said I was going to have a tragic ending, and he stuck to his guns.”

Coolidge’s Tanya and one in every of her conspirators, Quentin (Tom Hollander) foreshadowing her “operatic conclusion” by going to see “Madam Butterfly” in Season 2.

Season 2 reveals that Greg Hunt (Jon Gries) — the person that Tanya met, married and funded most cancers remedy for in Season 1 of “The White Lotus” — plotted to kill her in Season 2. Greg enlisted a bunch of homosexual males to lure Tanya away from the luxurious White Lotus Sicily resort onto a yacht with the intention to homicide her and make the most of a loophole within the couple’s prenup through which Greg will get Tanya’s total fortune if she dies.

The divalike and sometimes clueless Tanya manages to piece collectively the plot whereas on the yacht, and makes an attempt to avoid wasting herself by grabbing the gun that was meant for her. What unravels is an amusingly clumsy albeit heartbreaking scene through which a pampered princess takes down nearly a whole boat’s price of males.

“I’ve had a gun before in one other movie, but somehow this was the first time I felt very out of control,” Coolidge advised Vulture of what it felt prefer to movie the scene. “I really liked that. When we were shooting it, I felt like I could even have shot myself.”

“Right before we did the scene, Mike was like, ‘Just remember, Jennifer, Tanya is so much more human than these guys. Just remember that killing something is hard for her,’” she stated. “It’s true. As unattractive as she is at times — she’s such a handful and unlikable — she really isn’t awful. Not like guys who are willing to take someone’s life as if it’s nothing.”

White spoke about why he determined to present Tanya such an “operatic conclusion” in Season 2 whereas talking with HBO (above).

He notes that on the finish of Season 1, when Greg tells Tanya about his possible deadly well being situation, Tanya responds by saying: “I’ve had every kind of treatment over the years. Death is the last immersive experience I haven’t tried.”

White then defined that because of that line, he wished to carry Tanya again “because she’s such a great character … but maybe that’s the journey for her [in Season 2] … a journey to death.”

He additionally defined that the thought of another person killing Tanya “felt too tragic” and he wished her to “give her best fight back” and “in a way, had some kind of victory over whoever was conspiring to get rid of her.”

“So it just made me laugh to think like, she would like take out all these cabal of killers and that after she successfully does that, that she just dies this derpy death,” White stated. “And I just felt like, that’s just so Tanya.”

Coolidge additionally spoke to Vulture about how White used a facet of her personal character as inspiration for Tanya’s demise. To learn what she needed to say about that, head over to Vulture to learn Coolidge’s total interview.