Why ‘Bloodline’ Actress Linda Cardellini Bought a Bug Suit

Linda Cardellini filmed in the Florida Keys and had to buy a bug suit.

— -- Actress Linda Cardellini shot for eight months in the Florida Keys for the “Bloodline,” a new and acclaimed Netflix series, and, while there, she developed an appreciation for Key Lime Pie -- and bug suits.

“We were shooting - the Everglades are protected, so are the mangroves. But it comes with some dangerous things and some uncomfortable things. So the mosquitoes are pretty big,” Cardellini, 39, told “Good Morning America”’s Amy Robach in an interview that aired Wednesday.

“One of the cameramen had a suit from head to toe of net, and he was the only one who survived without a bug bite, so I got online that night and ordered one. It looks pretty ridiculous but it saves you,” she added.

Cardellini, who has appeared on "E.R.," "Mad Men" and the cult hit “Freaks and Geeks,” plays Meg Rayburn in the Netflix original series.

Cardellini’s character is the youngest of four siblings of the clan. Their long-buried secrets surface when Danny Rayburn, Meg’s brother, returns home.

The series has been praised by critics, and many have made favorable comparisons between “Bloodline” and the hit series, “The Sopranos.” Asked how she felt about that, Cardellini replied: “Wow I think that's enormously flattering and that's great. This show's about a family as well, so I think that's where the comparisons come, and it's very layered and explores different family dynamics.”

“Bloodline,” part family drama and part psychological thriller, also features acclaimed actors Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek and Kyle Chandler.

“It's such an incredible cast and anyways it's about this family, and how nobody is what they claim or think that they are,” Cardellini said.

All 13 episodes of “Bloodline” are available now on Netflix. The series has been renewed for a second season.