Rosie Perez Contracted COVID-19 While Traveling to Bangkok in December: 'It Was Terrifying'

Rosie Perez revealed in an interview with Uproxx that she contracted COVID-19 almost a year ago while traveling to Bangkok to film her HBO Max series, ‘The Flight Attendant.’

According to the 56-year-old actress, the cast had “two and a half more episodes to do” when production shut down due to the outbreak.

“I had contracted COVID when we flew to Bangkok,” Rosie recalled. “And at that time, they were saying ‘It’s a new respiratory tract infection. It’s a virus that’s going around. We don’t really know what it is and what it does, but it attacks the respiratory system first and then travels to other parts of your body.’ “

“It was terrifying,” she continued. “I remember my manager was with me, and I said, ‘Tarik, don’t let me die in Bangkok.’ And he goes, ‘Oh my God, you’re scaring me.’ And the head of the ICU says, ‘You should be scared, sir. This is serious. We’re going to have to put her in a separate room.’ “

At the time, not much was known about the virus because “it was new. [This] was in December.”

“I remember the doctor saying to me, ‘The mask that you have on, the mask that I have on, every time you go outside, every time you meet someone wear that mask — not just for you, but to protect them too,’ ” she said. “And I haven’t forgotten it.”

We wonder how many people caught COVID-19 before the pandemic and had no idea…

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