Jennifer Coolidge’s spray tan in The White Lotus sent her to the hospital

Jennifer Coolidge puts her body at risk for her work.

Coolidge, 61, said an allergic reaction to a spray tan for The White Lotus led to a visit to the emergency room before she began filming.

The Emmy-winning actress, who plays Tanya McQuoid on the HBO series, told Allure that she “didn’t want to look like a big, white marshmallow on the beach in Hawaii,” so she opted for a spray tan — but something wasn’t right.

“I got on the plane and I started feeling really weird,” she told the publication. “When I got off the plane, I had to go to the emergency room.”

Coolidge added that her makeup allergy was a recent discovery, admitting that she “was never someone who cared very much about ingredients” before she started reacting to them.

The actress suffered an allergic reaction to an artificial tan.
The actress suffered an allergic reaction to an artificial tan.
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Coolidge got the tan for her role in The White Lotus.
Coolidge got the tan for her role in The White Lotus.
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“Then, I would say, in the last five or six years, I started getting allergic,” she recalls. “My eyes were always watering, but it never occurred to me that it was my makeup.”

The actress said The White Lotus production team had to change her makeup routine due to her allergies.

“I think we ended up using regular makeup,” she said. “As soon as we stopped filming, I would take a shower. I have such a quick reaction to things.”

Coolidge recently won her first Emmy at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards last Monday, walking away with the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in The White Lotus.

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Coolidge took home her first Emmy Award on September 12, 2022.
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Last month, Coolidge spoke openly about her role in American Pie, admitting that she’s been fertile in more ways than one and that the iconic MILF role has given her a lot of “sexual action.”

“There were so many benefits to doing this film,” she told Variety. “I mean, there’s like 200 people I would never have slept with.”

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