The White Lotus: Inside the Opulent Sicilian Villa From Episode 5

Dec 01, 2022 283

BY: Rachel Wallace

While watching The White Lotus on Sunday night, a few of the AD editors had the same reaction as Tanya McQuoid—the lugubrious but lovable character played by Jennifer Coolidge—when she entered the Palermo palazzo of her new friend, Quentin (Tom Hollander). “Oh, my God. Are you kidding me? Look at that pool,” she says to her assistant, Portia (Haley Lu Richardson).

In the show, Quentin tells Tanya that he inherited the grandiose home. “My father moved here in about 1982,” he says during the boat ride to Palermo from the White Lotus hotel where they met (filmed at San Domenico Palace in Taormina), accompanied by a gaggle of Quentin’s friends, Portia, and Quentin’s hot young nephew Jack (Leo Woodall).

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