"Blindspot" actress Jaimie Alexander spends seven hours putting on fake tattoos for her role as Jane Doe in NBC's hit series, but could the faux designs be making her sick? A report indicated the 31-year-old actress has a few concerns about wearing the fake tattoos.
Page Six reported Alexander recently suffered a pulmonary infection and subsequently had her doctor visit the set of "Blindspot" to check her out. A source told the media outlet Alexander is now "convinced the ink is toxic and making her sick."
Supposedly, that’s not the only drama on the set. Page Six also reported last week that several makeup artists and a hairdresser were fired, causing a brief halt in production.
There are also rumors Alexander is feuding with co-star Sullivan Stapleton, who plays FBI Agent Kurt Weller. "She tried to have him fired and replaced, which is pretty amazing considering their characters are supposed to develop a romantic interest,” a source told Page Six.
Things are reportedly so tense on the set, producers have been forced to use a body double for some of Alexander's scenes.
The actress has not yet responded to the rumors about her allegedly toxic tattoos or the purported on-set drama, but a representative of Alexander told Page Six the claims were "entirely unfounded and inaccurate."
In fact, Alexander recently opened up about the process of having the tattoos applied, telling Zap2it she and her crew have a "great time" doing it. "I think if you come from a place of acceptance, you just go with the flow," she said. "We have a great crew that helps supply these tattoos and we listen to Beatles on Pandora. We have good coffee and good conversation, and the hours fly by."
— Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) October 21, 2015