Jennifer Coolidge came close to dumping White Lotus role as she gained 40 ...

Jennifer Coolidge came close to dumping White Lotus role as she gained 40 ...
Jennifer Coolidge came close to dumping White Lotus role as she gained 40 ...
Jennifer Coolidge says she gained 40lbs during lockdown from eating up to 'SIX pizzas a day' which made her want to turn down White Lotus role

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Jennifer Coolidge added as much as 40 pounds during the Covid-19 lockdown.

That caused her to nearly turn down her role in White Lotus because of the weight gain as she thought she was too heavy for the part.

'I just didn’t want to be on camera that fat because of my excessive eating during COVID,' Coolidge told Page Six at the Gotham Awards on Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street. 

She felt down: Jennifer Coolidge added as much as 40 pounds during the Covid-19 lockdown. That caused her to nearly turn down her role in White Lotus because of the weight gain as she thought she was too heavy for the part; seen on Monday at the Gotham Awards

She felt down: Jennifer Coolidge added as much as 40 pounds during the Covid-19 lockdown. That caused her to nearly turn down her role in White Lotus because of the weight gain as she thought she was too heavy for the part; seen on Monday at the Gotham Awards 

Weight gain: 'I just didn’t want to be on camera that fat because of my excessive eating during COVID,' Coolidge told Page Six at the Gotham Awards on Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street

Weight gain: 'I just didn’t want to be on camera that fat because of my excessive eating during COVID,' Coolidge told Page Six at the Gotham Awards on Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street

'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,' Coolidge said.

The Legally Blonde star estimated that she put on between 30 to 40 pounds.

The actress, who also played in the American Pie film series, told he column that she was ready to fabricate a story to White Lotus creator Mike White to get out of the role, but that a confidante convinced her otherwise. 

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