Jennifer Coolidge’s ‘White Lotus’ Spray Tan Sent Her to ER

Jennifer Coolidge ended up in the emergency room after trying to get a tan for her role in ‘The White Lotus’.

The actress, 61, revealed in a new interview that she had a bad reaction to her spray tan before traveling to Hawaii, where season 1 of the HBO series was filmed.

“Before ‘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 Allure.

“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.”

Coolidge’s health anxiety prompted the show’s production team to change the on-screen makeup products they used on her.

Jennifer Coolidge on stage at the 2022 Emmys.
Jennifer Coolidge found herself in the emergency room after getting a spray tan.
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“I think we ended up using regular makeup,” she recalls. “As soon as we stopped filming, I would take a shower. I react to things so quickly.”

The ‘Legally Blonde’ star, who won an Emmy last week for her role as Tanya McQuoid in ‘The White Lotus’, said the allergic reaction came as a shock to her.

Jennifer Coolidge and Sydney Sweeney sit on a beach in "The White Lotus."
Coolidge portrayed Tanya McQuoid in ‘The White Lotus’.

“I was never someone who cared much about ingredients,” she told the magazine.

“Then, I would say, 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.”

Jennifer Coolidge on stage at the 2022 Emmys.
The actress won an Emmy for the role.
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The popular 2021 dramedy, which followed a group of dysfunctional resort guests for a week, will soon return for a second season set in Italy.

The show won 10 awards at the 2022 Emmys, including Outstanding Limited of Anthology Series.

Natasha Rothwell gives Jennifer Coolidge a massage "The White Lotus."
Coolidge returns for season 2 of the show.

“I took a lavender bath right before the show tonight and I swelled up in my dress,” Coolidge said onstage as she accepted the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

“But either way, this is so exciting.”

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