Actress Debra Messing's allergies shut down production on new movie THE WEDDING DATE for five hours when she was overcome by floral smells on the set.

The WILL + GRACE star struggled through wedding scenes full of flowers with the help of allergy medication, but when a make-up artist overdid it with her perfume, Messing broke out in hives and couldn't go on.

She says, "A make-up artist in the trailer spritzed herself with some floral perfume and my entire face blew up with hives and I couldn't breathe."

31/01/2005 02:33