Jennifer Coolidge was so uncertain during COVID that she packed on 30 to 40 pounds pounds waiting for the world to end.
In fact, the actress said she was so self conscious about her weight gain that she almost didn't accept her role in "White Lotus."
"I just didn't want to be on camera that fat because of my excessive eating during COVID," she told Page Six. "I thought we were all going to die, I really did, so I was just eating myself to death. Vegan pizzas, sometimes five or six in a day."
Jennifer, 60, was even concocting a story about why she couldn't star in "White Lotus," but a friend stepped in and convinced her to take the part.
"Jennifer this is all you have! What the f***?," she recalled the unnamed pal saying. "She was like, 'These opportunities don't come around, you idiot!'"
"We all need these friends," the actress explained. "A lot of actors make huge mistakes, I don't know why, we want a great moment to happen but then when it comes along we somehow talk ourselves out of it, I think that's very typical of an actor, to screw it up for themselves but I had a great friend that stopped me from doing that."
Jennifer even acknowledged that none of her costars even noticed her weight when she stepped on the set.
"I was always kind of pudgy anyway so what's another 40 pounds," she said. "It's all in our head. I'm just glad I had a good friend who talked me off the ledge and didn't blow a really cool gig. If I had watched 'White Lotus' and realized I [could have done it] I would have jumped off a bridge."