“It was one of those shows where, because there were so many characters and so many storylines, there were so many days off,” Woodall told People, adding that the free time meant he and his co-stars spent a lot of time vacationing together.
Woodall played Jack in The White Lotus season two, a British boy who flirted with Haley Lu Richardson’s Portia and assisted his non-biological uncle Quentin (Tom Hollander) in a plan to murder Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya. The second season of Mike White‘s anthology show took place at a resort in Sicily, where the cast lived for several weeks during filming in 2022.
“It does feel like a world away now,” Woodall said of his time in Italy. “A lot of it was kinda just one big holiday.”
Woodall was a newcomer actor when he landed the White Lotus role, joining a star-studded cast that included Aubrey Plaza, F. Murray Abraham, Theo James, and Woodall’s now-girlfriend, Meghann Fahy.
“It felt very much like a stars-aligned moment when I got [the job],” Woodall said.
The actor went on to recall a day that he and his castmates watched the Grand National horse race, and the horse he had bet on won the race.
“I was so excited, and Murray thought that I just won a million pounds,” he said, calling it a “really funny moment.”
“And when I told him that I hadn’t put that much money on it, and it was just the glory I like, he was like, ‘What the f—?’ He couldn’t believe I was so happy just to win 10 quid,” Woodall said.
He adds, “I think most people would agree it was one of the best times ever. It was amazing.”
After seasons in Hawaii and Italy, The White Lotus season three is set to take place in Thailand, with season one returning star Natasha Rothwell alongside newcomers Carrie Coon, Scott Glenn, Walton Goggins, Leslie Bibb, Michelle Monaghan, Parker Posey, Dom Hetrakul, Jason Isaacs, Tayme Thapthimthong, Sarah Catherine Hook, Sam Nivola, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Aimee Lou Wood, Nicholas Duvernay, Francesca Corney, Arnas Fedaravičius, Christian Friedel, Morgana O’Reilly, Lek Patravadi and Shalini Peiris. (HBO recast Miloš Biković, following public criticism in the Ukraine, and replaced him with Julian Kostov.)