Since the release of the first season in 2021, ‘The White Lotus’ has garnered a lot of attention for its poor-eating-the-rich trope. The second season, which starred Aubrey Plaza and Jennifer Coolidge, created a lot of buzz during the awards season, and the latter swept multiple awards for her role as Tanya.
After the SAG-AFTRA writer’s strike, the third season of ‘The White Lotus’ is in production. Many new faces have been roped in for the third season, including ‘Sex Education’ fame Aimee Lou Wood. However, a recent casting of a Serbian actor, Miloš Biković, The actor has been pro-Russian since the Ukrainian invasion of Russia, which has not sat well with the Ukrainian authorities.
Ukrainian Authorities Condemn HBO For Casting A Pro-Russian In The Third Season Of ‘The White Lotus 3’
After a long wait, the production of ‘The White Lotus’ season three has begun! The creators have been finalizing the cast for the third season. It is rumored that after Hawaii and Italy, the makers will set the new season against the backdrop of Thailand.
Mike White has added the Serbian actor Miloš Biković to the third season. Miloš has been an active actor in Russian films and Serbian television. He starred in the 2014 highly acclaimed film ‘Sunstroke’. He has been a part of Serbian television, which includes titles like ‘The Storks Will Return’ and ‘White Ship’.
Miloš Biković, Serbian actor who has been supporting Russia since the start of the full-scale invasion, is now set to star in HBO's The White Lotus Season 3@HBO, is it all right for you to work with a person who supports genocide & violates international law?
— MFA of Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) January 24, 2024
However, the recent casting of the actor in ‘The White Lotus’ has attracted the ire of the Ukrainian authorities. Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry took to X to criticize HBO’s move.
The ministry wrote, “Miloš Biković, Serbian actor who has been supporting Russia since the start of the full-scale invasion, is now set to star in HBO’s The White Lotus Season 3. @HBO, is it alright for you to work with a person who supports genocide & violates international law?”
Harry Styles Was Rumored To Join The Cast
There were many rumors about the casting for ‘The White Lotus’ season three going wild, and one of the rumors was that Harry Styles was joining the cast.
As per Deadline, the new season will have “a patriarch, a corporate executive, an actress, a couple of mothers, a misfit, and a yogi.” The blind-item page, Deuxmoi, uploaded a blind item, speculating that an A-list singer was “circling a part” in the new season of ‘The White Lotus’.
The rumor mill started spinning that Harry Styles might be playing yogi after he shaved his head. However, the Grammy-winning singer’s representatives told HuffPost UK that Harry will not be featured in the upcoming project.
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