Jennifer Coolidge is going into depth about why she almost turned down her award-winning role in The White Lotus.
The 61-year-old actress, who previously stated that she was depressed during that time, was part of THR‘s Drama Actress Roundtable where she opened up about what was going on in her life when the offer first came in. Keep reading to find out more… Jennifer revealed to the others on the panel that the offer came in the middle of the pandemic. “We were in COVID, no one knew I’d be getting a call going, ‘Hey Jennifer, my show got greenlit, let’s go do it.
And it’s all going to be on a beach in bathing suits!’” she shared. Jennifer explained that due to the pandemic and lockdown, she was also stress-eating to deal with what the world was going through. “We were like six months into COVID, and I’d been locked up in my house in New Orleans just pigging out on these vegan pizzas.
A good friend and I were doing two at breakfast, two at lunch, and two at dinner,” she went on. “So, I was just like, ‘No, I’m not doing this,’ but I didn’t tell Mike I wasn’t doing it.