Before his Season 2 appearance, Lukas Gage was supposed to be a jet-setting "White Lotus" mainstay.
The "You" Season 4 scene-stealer revealed that he would reprise his role as "The White Lotus" love interest for the deceased concierge (Murray Bartlett) and appear to Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) in a drug-induced dream sequence.
Gage told The Hollywood Reporter that he and Fred [Hechinger] created a scene for Season 2 of the program. "She initially opens a door in the villa and sees a shot of me doing drugs that turns out to be an illusion."
"Now for Season 3, I'm literally writing Mike [White] every day like, hey, remember me," Gage said.
The Four Seasons in Taormina, Sicily, was a "cooler" set than the original Hawaiian location, according to Gage. "We lived in Hawaii for so long you begin to get used to it."
Gage is already making his mark in Season 4, with a golden shower sequence that reminds us of his anilingus sequence from "The White Lotus."
“I wasn’t doing it to be sexy, but for comedic value,” Gage said. “I didn’t expect it to be hot for people,” Gage said. “It can’t be a half rim job, or a half golden shower.” We did use a water machine with yellow food coloring.
Despite Gage waiting for White to speak with him for a Season 3 interview, White teased that a third installment would most likely take place in Asia and cover spiritual themes.
"The first season was money, and the second was sex," White said. "I think the third season would be a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality. It sounds like it might be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus."