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Denise Richards was recently in Madrid, Spain shooting the medieval drama Glow and Darkness, but due to the growing risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the production was shut down, and the cast and crew had to return home as quickly as possible. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member made it out of the country just in time to avoid a travel ban.
In an interview with EXTRA, Denise spoke about her experience, explaining what the travel conditions were like, and detailing her return to the United States.
“I got out a day in time,” she explained. “It took me two days to get home. I went through London and landing in LAX, I will say they were screening. It took some time to get out. They took my temperature once they heard where I was, and the CDC was there. They definitely are screening people, I will assure people of that.”
Although Denise made it home safely, she did explain that the journey was nerve-wracking.
“It was very surreal to be on the flight. I was on British Airways, and they found out the U.K. was also involved in the ban as well," she said.
In the middle of her travels, Denise had a layover and got the chance to stay at her “favorite hotel in London.” The actress shared an Instagram post from her “last minute” visit at Claridge’s Hotel.
Now, the RHOBH mom is safe at home with her family.
“I think the main thing is keeping the kids calm,” she explained. “That’s the hardest thing with everything in the media and the schools closed.”
Denise is staying positive, though, and has found the bright side to the situation.
“The silver lining is reconnecting with everyone,” she said. “All the things we used to do in the olden days when we were kids.”
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