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Jennifer Coolidge is sharing a health scare from the time she was filming The White Lotus.
In an interview with Allurevia Entertainment Weeklythe Emmy-winning actress revealed she had to go to the emergency room after an allergic reaction to a spray tan she used for her role in the HBO series.
“To 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 very strange. By the time I got off the flight, I had to go to the emergency room.”
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Coolidge, 61, recalled that the incident affected her beauty routine during production, sharing, “I think we ended up using regular makeup.”
“The moment we stopped filming, I would shower. I have a quick reaction to things,” she continued.
Coolidge also explained that she only recently discovered the type of allergy that caused the severe reaction.
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“I’ve never been someone who was very interested in ingredients,” she said. “Then, I would say in the last five or six years, I started to become allergic. My eyes would always be tearing up, but it did not occur to me that it was my makeup.”
Last month, during an interview with Diversitythe Legally blonde Actress Tanya McQuoid discussed her performance on the HBO series – a role that earned the actress her first Emmy Award last week.
Praising the show’s creator, Mike White, Coolidge said, “Some jobs, I’m pretty much going, ‘Wow, this isn’t worth working for.’ What Mike [White] write, I was staying up late every night.”
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“I did one thing right in my life,” she explained at the time. “I picked great friends. If Mike never made it, and we did White Lotus as a play in a small theater where everyone paid $10 bucks to see it, it would still be one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. Because it was a killer job that no one else thought I could do.”