Huge news Sydney. Comedy legend and certified icon, Jennifer Coolidge is making her way to Sydney and we’re already planning our trip. The White Lotus star will be part of an exclusive In Conversation event for Vivid Sydney along with the creator, writer and director of the Emmy-winning show, Mike White. Coolidge took to Instagram and TikTok Tok to make the announcement on Friday morning.
“Hey Australia, it’s Jennifer Coolidge and I just got really exciting news. Mike White and I are coming to Sydney on June 10 — we’ll see you there!” the actress said.
Mike White & Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation
The Legally Blonde star experienced a career resurgence following her portrayal of multi-millionaire Tanya McQuoid in HBO’s White Lotus winning awards at the Golden Globes, Emmys and more. The global megastar will now discuss her career and experiences in Hollywood in an intimate conversation as part of Vivid Ideas.
“We’re thrilled to share that The White Lotus creator, Mike White, and star of the series, Jennifer Coolidge, will join this year’s Vivid Sydney line-up. Securing these huge megastars cements Vivid Sydney 2023 as the biggest and most culturally relevant program yet,” Vivid Sydney Festival Director, Gill Minervini said.
“This exclusive event will allow audiences to see behind the curtain on what has become a massive cultural zeitgeist and hear from two of the hottest figures in the creative industries right now.”
Mike White & Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation will be hosted at the Aware Super Theatre, ICC in Darling Harbour on Saturday, June 10 from 7.30pm to 8.45pm. Australian author Benjamin Law will moderate the event. Tickets are now available and you can grab them here.
Vivid Sydney makes a grand return from May 26 – June 17 with more than 300 fascinating events lined up including Lightscape — a multi-sensory experience of light, colour and sound at the Royal Botanic Garden, Dark Spectrum — an immersive light show at the abandoned Wynyard Station tunnels and a giant drone show. Read all about the festival’s 2023 edition here.