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Haley Lu Richardson’s favorite drink is tequila. When she’s not at home in LA with her cat Derbin, dancing alone to Phoebe Bridgers (Richardson’s favorite activity when she needs a recharge), the actress can be found sipping on a classic blender at any of the star-studded events she’s attended over the past year. After the 27-year-old’s breakout role as Portia in HBO’s “The White Lotus,” she was everywhere from the Academy Awards after parties at the first New York Fashion Week.
However, Richardson’s most exciting evening was hundreds of miles outside of Hollywood, before the world got to know Portia. While filming The White Lotus in the deserted Italian city of Taormina, Richardson planned a trip to Palermo with the entire cast to celebrate Adam DiMarco’s birthday, where they ended up at a strip club.
“It was definitely an experience,” she says. diverse via Zoom call. “A group of us really wanted to see what a strip club in Sicily would be like. But ironically, the only person who didn’t want to go to a strip club was Adam. So we dragged him along. But this was definitely the most funny, fun and interesting night we’ve had.” There. There was a lot of bonding.”
Her love of tequila, and bonding with friends for a drink, was one of the reasons she partnered with Cuervo on their “Go Off This Cinco” campaign. Launched on April 28, the campaign’s mission is to encourage tequila drinkers to spend less time scrolling and more time socializing in real life by giving away hundreds of Y2K phones (aka “dumb phones”) and thousands in cash to buy Cuervo cocktails. . Cuervo is accepting entries for a chance to win through May 5, at www.CuervoDumbPhone.com
As part of the campaign, Richardson vowed to be completely uncontacted back in May.
“I’ve been making a big game about getting rid of my iPhone and going back to a foldable phone that can only send text messages, and so I was really excited to do it myself for a month and see if I could do it,” says Richardson. “I’m excited to actually get out there and drive somewhere without my iPhone, my map, and the internet. I’m excited to test myself that way and also feel good about not having the world at my fingertips every moment. Because as cool as it is, it’s also, as we all know, life-sucking and terrifying.” .