Joanna Lumley Would Love to Join 'The White Lotus'

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress heaps praise on the Jennifer Coolidge-starring HBO series and isn't shy about her desire to star in the critically-acclaimed black comedy.

AceShowbiz - Dame Joanna Lumley wants to join "The White Lotus". The former "Absolutely Fabulous" actress expresses her huge love for the acclaimed HBO black comedy anthology series, which follows vacationers at the titular holiday resort chain and has starred Jennifer Coolidge as the troubled Tanya McQuoid-Hunt.

"Oh, it has to be 'The White Lotus', doesn't it? Jennifer Coolidge - miraculous casting, wasn't that genius? She is spectacular. So much of film and theatre and television is the casting. If you get the right person, you've got magic. Like [Sir] Anthony Hopkins playing Hannibal Lecter - that was perfect," she told Heat magazine when asked what TV shows she's been enjoying.

When the interviewer suggested she'd be "brilliant" in "The White Lotus", she replied, "Oh, to be in it! Please, just quietly put my name under the door for that one."

The cast has also included Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Brittany O'Grady, Natasha Rothwell, and Sydney Sweeney.

Meanwhile, Jennifer has offered Meghan, Duchess of Sussex a part on the show. The 61-year-old actress - who is the only star to have appeared in a lead role in both series of the show - would "absolutely" love the 41-year-old royal and "super-fan" - who was an actress known as Meghan Markle prior to marrying Prince Harry in 2018 - to join the programme in a guest slot.

Asked if she would like to see the duchess guest-star on the upcoming third season of the show, she said, "I would absolutely [love] to see her! Absolutely! Meghan Markle? Yes, yes come on down!"

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