Bourbon, ChapStick and Martial Arts: How Actress Jaimie Alexander Travels
The actress revealed her on-the-go essentials.
Blindspot star Jaimie Alexander is known for her tough girl persona on TV, but admitted she’s a bundle of nerves when it comes to flying. “I’m a nervous flyer, but I’m also an adrenaline junkie so it’s a weird phobia I have,” Jaimie told Travel + Leisure at the Operation Smile's 14th Annual Smile Gala in New York City on Thursday. “I will hang outside of a helicopter, but if you put me on a commercial flight I will freak out.”
Despite her fear, Alexander said she still loves to hit the road and revealed her travel tips on everything from beauty products to staying healthy on the go. Here’s what she had to say:
Her flight essentials include ChapStick, mist and Xanax
“I always have La Prairie sunscreen with me when I travel because it seems to be the only one that doesn’t make me breakout. Then I always have a good ChapStick and Le Mer mist. Depending on how far you’re flying, you’re skin just dries out. If you can get the travel size that’s allowed on the airplane, it’s so refreshing. Then there’s always the occasional Xanax depending on how long I have to fly.”
She drinks on the plane
“My stylist usually has to hold my hand or get me a bourbon to get through a flight.”
She does martial arts breathing
“I started doing Wang Chung and training in lots of different types of martial arts lately. There’s a techniques in breathing that have grounded me in more ways than one. When I was up in the air on the way to Cancun I got a little nervous at one point and I started doing the breathing we learned and it helped me. I thought it was such bollox and it worked.”
She has an on-the-go workout plan
“I try to eat as healthy as possible on the road when I can’t work out. When I do get the chance to workout I do a lot of prison workouts or martial arts. You don’t need heavy weights or bands or mat. You can just go into the park and do push ups, burpees, crunches, jumping jacks, just anything to get your blood pumping."