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White Lotus’ Meghan Fahey knows Daphne is no victim

White Lotus’ Meghan Fahey knows Daphne is no victim

of course, Megan Fahir white lotus character, Daphne, comes off as an Instagram-perfect mom who doesn’t remember if she voted, but there’s more to her than meets the eye. He revealed as much in this week’s episode of the HBO series, “Bull Elephant,” When she decides to take an impromptu trip to Harper’s in Aubrey Plaza Their hotel is in Noto, near Taormina in Sicily Apparently just to play mind games with her husband, Cameron (Theo James). Once Daphne gets there, she decides to offer Harper an edible and apparently express her thoughts about her husband cheating on her a lot. She’s not a victim of their relationship, she insists, and she knows the deal she’s bought into.

A Vulture Festival in Los Angeles this weekend, Fahy discussed and revealed a bit about this new side of Daphne after the screening of the episode The intention of creator Mike White With Cameron and Daphne’s mind games. He discusses his experience filming on location in Sicily, learning to make a moderately good eggplant parmesan, and what he’s been up to. Breakout character on Bold type “Jane Ma” can make Daphne.

That conversation in the palazzo where Daphne talks about not being a victim, what do you think that means to her?
To me, that’s the key to him. I remember Mike being pretty specific at the very beginning about Daphne not being a victim of her situation. This dynamic that they set up in the first two episodes between Cameron and Daphne, I was like, “Who? What’s her name?” You’ve seen it before. You think she’s just this ordinary housewife who doesn’t have much. And I think the relationship dynamic becomes really interesting in this episode when you realize that it’s not entirely. Daphne relates to her own grief in a way that few other people she goes on the trip with might not. And I think this is what enables him to be truly happy in his marriage.

Another thing that Mike said that seemed really important was that the connection between Daphne and Cameron is really valid, and that they actually enjoy being around each other. They have a great sex life and they laugh and they play and all those things are real. Not what Harper thinks, which is just bullshit. And so I think that’s the driving force behind that whole thing, and then you’re meant to be surprised, Well does it really matter how someone finds happiness? Even if it is unorthodox to you and it may seem kind of fake, who cares if there is happiness?

I read an interview where you described her as a “Zen mother”. I was wondering what you meant by that.
I can’t actually take credit for this, because it was actually a word that Aubrey made up when we were trying to figure out what her dress was going to be. Jane Ma is this ideal woman who has 75 children – 74, not 75 – and she always wears a pretty floral dress and nothing seems to bother her. And I felt the vibe I wanted for Daphne. I wanted her to seem very anxious, because she’s kind of anxious, even in a bad way, about not voting.

What was it like filming in that palazzo? I believe it was actually in Palermo, right?
It was in Palermo. It was pretty cool because Mike really likes to cast non-actors to work. So, a two-page scene from that episode that got cut, where Aubrey and I were being shown around by the real owner of that palazzo. And he was never Was in front of the camera before, and it was so cute, because he can’t walk and talk at the same time. So Mike keeps trying to be like, “So you’re just explaining to them where everything is, but you’re digressing.” And he’d be like, “The bedrooms – here. The dining room – here.” He was so precious. And it really was his home! And we finished and we were in the pool and he brought us gin-and-tonics. It was very sweet. I loved that Mike loved to find that authenticity wherever he could. Many of the staff you see are original staff who worked with us at the Four Seasons.

I’m curious about the experience of shooting at this hotel in Sicily when it’s offseason and mostly empty. How about a play-acting while vacationing at that hotel in Taormina?
Oh, psychosis! I mean, 100 percent madness. It was, weird actor camp. In many ways, I would not recommend it! No, it was very funny, it was really very special and unique. It was really cool to see how Taormina blooms. Like, when we first got there, it was empty, 70 percent of the restaurants and everything else were closed, and then it seemed like overnight, all of a sudden, the streets were full of people. So it was kind of cool to see this transformation happen in real time.

I was amazed at how willing that community was to welcome us and make us a part of their daily lives. People who had restaurants open were very nice to us, they would take us in and they would offer us cooking classes. They were just incredibly warm and kind. For me, when I think about travel, the thing I take away more than anything else is the people we met in the area who were so nice.

Did you have a favorite meal there, that sticks in your memory like, “I really miss it X From Taormina?”
Well, I made my own eggplant parmesan that was pretty mediocre! But I had a great time doing that class. Really, this restaurant was owned by this guy, who wasn’t teaching cooking class He was, “Show me at my restaurant tomorrow at noon.” And I was like, “Am I in some kind of rom-com? This is so sick!” And I just showed up and he was like, “Cool, go to the kitchen.” I had an apron on and the chef was cooking food to give to people who were there paying to eat. He just taught me how it was happening. It was incredible.

Going back to Daphne and Cameron’s relationship, did you know Theo before? How did you know him?
I knew him! He didn’t know me. I saw him inside Divergent Sure, but no, we hadn’t met, and had never read chemistry before, which is a bit unusual for things like this. So we met for the first time in Italy. But doing the scenes with him was really easy. He’s as (a) talented, and (b) open, as you could ask for, you know? He was really playful, and it was really easy with him.

You have that speech about the elephant, which gives the episode its title. What was it like doing that scene with Aubrey? How do you approach the dynamic play where they are feeling each other out?
It was fun because it was a new location for us, and I think it was also the first time that Aubrey and I were shooting scenes together, at that point we were doing a lot with just the four of us. Some of those Noto scenes were my favorite scenes to shoot with him, because I felt like it was a different color for both Daphne and Harper that we haven’t seen yet.

It is interesting to see the part that has been published. How do you think about that side of her? Do you think he sees in Harper that he wants to find out?
I think Daphne has a genuine desire to connect with Harper. I think that Daphne probably doesn’t have that many female friends, and so I think that’s part of what drives her. But he’s also using her as, like, Harper is an accessory to Daphne’s game that she’s playing with Cameron that they’re both getting off on. Like, I honestly believe that Daphne would have gone to Nodo on her own if Harper hadn’t gone with her, just to piss her off.

When I talked to Haley Richardson about the show, she mentioned that Mike White seems to incorporate parts of the actors into the characters you play. He is very open to a little bit of improvement. Do you think there are parts of Daphne that are colored by who you are?
Yes, absolutely. And I think everyone on the show would probably say that’s true for them. You’re able to connect with these people in a way that, in many ways, aren’t accessible people, and that’s because Mike does that. He picks out something in you that the character has, and he just lets you go and do that thing.

Do you think that the character in you was also something?
I know it’s so lame, but I guess I can’t give it up. It is very weak. But I will say that I think something that I connect with Daphne is that she has a tendency to bring people around and I connect with that. So that’s one thing I think she and I share.

You were before you played Daphne Bold type. Do you think Sutton will make Daphne?
You know, these two characters have some pretty basic similarities, and I think that’s their warmth. I think that Sutton and Daphne are similar in the sense that they want to make those around them feel safe. That is often through humor. And just a general sort of sunshine-y-ness in these two characters that I think is similar. I think they’ll probably get along, although I think Sutton is a little harder than Daphne in some ways. It will be interesting to see, they fight each other in a ring!

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.


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