Will Laura Dern Make a Cameo in "The White Lotus"? All Signs Point to Yes

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Laura Dern attends The Son

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Laura Dern could have one other whodunnit collection underneath her belt. The seasoned actor is rumored to probably seem in “The White Lotus” season two following her temporary voice cameo within the premiere — as if the solid wasn’t already stacked sufficient.

For viewers who could have missed her cameo within the Oct. 30 episode, enable us to refresh your reminiscence. About 20 minutes into the HBO present’s second installment, Dominic Di Grasso (Michael Imperioli) hops on a telephone name along with his estranged spouse, Abby, who opted out of their household trip to Sicily following his newest act of infidelity. Though Abby stays off display for the dialog, Dern’s voice is immediately recognizable throughout her character’s profanity-laced tirade as she tells Dominic, “I’m sincere, I do not maintain f*cking secrets and techniques from my household. You ought to attempt it someday.” Each F-bomb is extra piercing than the final as she refuses his apologies and warns him to by no means name once more.

Although the voice efficiency stays uncredited on Dern’s IMDb page, there are a number of indicators she might wind up bodily showing in one of many subsequent 5 episodes. For starters, Imperioli appeared to tease an in-person look whereas praising Dern’s appearing talents on Instagram: “the completely magnificent LAURA DERN performs my spouse within the new season of THE WHITE LOTUS,” the “Goodfellas” actor wrote. “Although (thus far) she has solely been heard on the telephone and never seen, her efficiency is a standout amongst many nice ones within the ‘White Lotus’ troupe. LaDern can do extra with voice alone than most can do with every part else. She’s genius.” Is it simply us, or does his inclusion of “(thus far)” appear to trace we have not seen the final of Abby fairly but?

Plus, it bears mentioning that Dern has labored with “The White Lotus” author Mike White earlier than. In addition to cocreating the HBO collection “Enlightened” with him, she additionally starred in his 2007 movie, “Year of the Dog,” so yep, they have historical past.

If Abby does present as much as the Sicilian White Lotus resort, we’ve got some concepts of the way it would possibly play out. She might have a change of coronary heart and resolve she deserves a European getaway on her husband’s dime to make him pay for dishonest on her but once more. Abby actually sounds vengeful on the telephone, and racking up a hefty invoice for poolside Aperol spritzes could be the sweetest retribution. Another potential principle: Abby arrives and kills Dominic after catching wind of his fling with native intercourse employee Lucia (Simona Tabasco). It’d actually clarify one of many mysterious deaths teased within the premiere. Or — and we’re simply spitballing right here — Lucia might kill Abby after she reveals as much as mirror the legend of the Testa di Moro statue heads which might be closely referenced within the first episode.

An unannounced Dern cameo would not be completely out of left area following Molly Shannon’s shock look as Shane Patton’s (Jake Lacy) mother in season one. Dern has but to publicly handle her function within the present, and HBO declined to verify or deny the hypothesis about any potential future look when POPSUGAR reached out for remark. If she does waltz into the resort as Abby, clad in extravagant beachwear à la Renata Klein in “Big Little Lies,” you higher imagine this shall be Dominic’s response:

Michael Imperioli as Dominic Di Grasso in Image Source: HBO via Giphy

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