Would Haley Lu Richardson Star in People We Meet on Vacation? She Says…

In an exclusive interview with E! News' The Rundown, The White Lotus star Haley Lu Richardson responded to calls for her to star in the adaptation of People We Meet on Vacation.

By Daniel Trainor Oct 22, 2022 12:41 AMTags
Watch: Haley Lu Richardson on The White Lotus Season 2: "It's F--ked Up"

Haley Lu Richardson might need to keep her bags packed. 

The star of season two of The White Lotus, which travels to Sicily for its highly-anticipated sophomore effort, has been floated as a potential star of the recently-announced adaptation of People We Meet on Vacation, the 2021 New York Times bestselling novel by Emily Henry.

When asked by E! News' The Rundown host Erin Lim Rhodes at the premiere of The White Lotus on Oct. 20 about the Internet rumblings, Richardson said, "I actually saw I was tagged in that!"

Casting rumors spread fast. 

So, would she be down to star as Poppy, the novel's female lead?

"I reached out to my agent about it," Richardson revealed. "I was like, ‘So should I?' I haven't read the book, but obviously I would read the book if they offered me the movie."

There's one thing Richardson does know, however, as she said, "Poppy's a cute name!"

The White Lotus: Season 2 Details

People We Meet on Vacation tells the story of college best friends Poppy and Alex, two people with wildly different personalities—Poppy is more rebellious, Alex is more of a homebody—who make a pact to come together every summer for a week-long vacation. 

When their friendship becomes fractured and the pair stops talking for two years, Poppy convinces Alex to take one last vacation to attempt to fix their issues. 

According to Deadline, the film adaptation will be directed by Brett Haley, who recently directed 2018's Hearts Beat Loud starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons.


As for what to expect from the second season of The White Lotus, Richardson said bluntly, "It's f--ked up."

Consider us RSVP'd.

Season two of The White Lotus premieres Oct. 30 on HBO.

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