Emmys 2022: Nominee Natasha Rothwell

Natasha Rothwell’s Belinda in The White Lotus, the key spa worker at the posh Hawaiian resort, becomes by defacto the sounding board & therapist to Jennifer Coolidge’s rich, elder single lady, Tanya.

“To tap into that character and give a voice to the voiceless, meant a lot. So much of what she goes through, so many people of color go through all the time

microaggression after microaggression,” the Emmy-nominated limited series supporting actress Rothwell told Deadline tonight on the red carpet.

“The ability to articulate their needs because, it would be risking their job and their pay,” she adds,

“I think it’s so important to have more characters that can speak to the lived experience of color in positions of service.”

The White Lotus was the second most nominated show of this Emmy season at 20, tied with Ted Lasso. White Lotus already won five Creative Emmys.

Unfortunately, Belinda won’t be back for season 2, however, White Lotus series creator Mike White has made it clear he’d like other characters from season one to return in subsequent seasons.