Life imitates artwork! Haley Lu Richardson isn’t that totally different from her White Lotus character.
The actress, 27, who stars as Portia in season 2 of the hit HBO Max collection, which premiered on October 30, revealed that her wardrobe is “equivalent” to that of the quirky heroine — who labored as an assistant to Jennifer Coolidge‘s Tanya McQuoid (RIP). “With a heavy coronary heart I can verify I gown equivalent to Portia in actual life,” Richardson wrote over a mirror selfie of herself posted through her Instagram Tales on Wednesday, December 21.
Within the image, the Arizona native is seen rocking a crop high, belted cargo pants and a crochet bucket hat. She wore her hair in braided pigtails, donned chipped crimson nail polish and cheekily flashed her tongue. With out the caption, it could be straightforward to mistake the shot for a White Lotus set picture.
As followers recall, Portia’s wardrobe was full of related gadgets in addition to chunky dad sandals, acid wash sweatshirts, floppy hats and culotte pants. Some standout moments included the retro Home of Sunny Swan Lake Vest paired with denim shorts on the premiere episode in addition to the multicolored Customized Barcelona high seen later within the season — that was additionally noticed in The Princess Diaries.
Portia’s ensembles at all times included coloration, mismatched patterns and surprising equipment, combing the nostalgic aesthetic of the ’90s with appears seen on Gen-Z’s favourite TikTok stars.
This wouldn’t be the primary time Richardson has addressed Portia’s buzzed-about vogue. (Viewers haven’t been shy about their opinions on her apparel, sharing their ideas on Twitter.)
In an interview with W Journal, revealed on December 5, Richardson mentioned she was first “thrown off” by Portia’s “wild” and “electrical” aesthetic, however shortly realized it match her character.
“I used to be like, ‘I really love this.’ I used to be speaking to Robyn Merrett Mike [White] about Portia and her desperation, this excessive need to really feel alive, to really feel like life is giving one thing to her, like she has a goal on the earth. It will make sense that this messy desperation could be mirrored in what she wears,” Richardson defined.
Richardson echoed related sentiments to Selection on December 12. “I really feel like she is classically herself in the best way she clothes, and the way it connects to the individual that she is on the within, and the place that she’s at in her life,” she mentioned. “I simply assume that it’s very uniquely her — for higher, or for worse.”
She additionally revealed to Today that a few of Portia’s garments have been her personal. “Oh no, I’m scared to say this, as a result of everybody thinks Portia’s garments are ugly, however there have been positively some items I introduced into it,” she mentioned throughout her December 12 look.
Season 1 and season 2 of The White Lotus are at the moment streaming on HBO Max.