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Jennifer Coolidge shares a health incident from her time while filming The white lotus.
In an interview with To temptthrough Weekly entertainmentthe Emmy-winning actress revealed she had to go to the emergency room after an allergic reaction from a spray tan she did for her role in the HBO series.
“In front of The white lotus“I didn’t want to look like a big white marshmallow on the beach in Hawaii, so I got a spray tan,” she told the outlet. “I got on the plane and I started to feel really weird. By the time I got off the plane, I had to go to the emergency room.”
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Coolidge, 61, recalled the incident affecting her beauty routine during production, sharing, “I think we ended up using regular makeup.”
“From the moment we stopped filming, I took a shower. I react to things so quickly,” she continued.
Coolidge also explained how she only recently discovered the type of allergy that caused the severe reaction.
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“I was never someone who cared much about ingredients,” she said. “Then I would say that in the last five or six years I started to get allergic. My eyes would always water, but it never occurred to me that it was my makeup.”
Last month, during an interview with Varietythe legal blonde actress discussed portraying Tanya McQuoid in the HBO series — a role that landed the actress her first Emmy Award last week.
Coolidge praised the show’s creator, Mike White, saying, “Some jobs, I’m kind of like, ‘Wow, this isn’t worth working for.’ What Mike [White] wrote, I stayed up late every night.”
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“I’ve done one thing really well in my life,” she explained at the time. “I picked great friends. If Mike was never successful, and we just did” white Lotus like a play in a small theater where everyone paid $10 dollars to see it, it would still be one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. Because it was a great job that no one else thought I could do.”