Jennifer Coolidge has said she would have slept with 200 fewer people if she hadn’t landed her infamous role in the American Pie franchise two decades ago.
The 60-year-old actress, who became an almost overnight sensation playing “Stifler’s Mom”, admitted that in 1999 she had “a lot of acting as a MILF” and “a lot of American Pie sex action.”
“There were so many benefits to making this film. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with,” the Legally Blonde star said. Diversity.
MILF: Jennifer Coolidge, 60, said she would have slept with 200 fewer people if she hadn’t landed her infamous role in the American Pie franchise two decades ago; seen in 2021 in New York
Portraying the matriarch of the Stifler family, her character tried her best to seduce her teenage son’s classmate Paul Finch (played by Eddie Kaye Thomas).
During the film, she has sex with Finch, much to her son’s horror, and the duo would go on to see each other a few more times, earning her a reputation as a “MILF”. [‘Mother I’d like to f**k.]’
The hit comedy starring Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan and Eugene Levy hit theaters in 1999. and grossed over 235 million worldwide. Cashier Mojo.
After the show, she starred in American Pie 2, Broken Hearts: A Romantic Comedy, Legally Blonde, The Cinderella Story, and a small role on Friends.
Details: In the film, she played the role of Stifler’s mother, who seduced one of her son’s classmates.
Iconic: After becoming an almost overnight sensation playing Stifler’s Mom, Coolidge (filmed opposite Eddie Kaye Thomas) admitted that she had “a lot of acting as a MILF” and “a lot of American pie sex action.”
“There were so many benefits to making this film. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with,” the Legally Blonde star told Variety.
In her last interview, Coolidge shared that after decades of rejection, she became fearless because she felt she had nothing to lose.
“Ten years of my life in auditions,” she told the magazine, “none of it equaled work.” Fear disappears when you are so used to losing. There is some freedom in that.
The star also shared that she almost didn’t say no to her role as Tania in The White Lotus, even though her friend, show creator Mike White, wrote the part for her.
Cover Girl: In her latest interview, Coolidge revealed that after decades of rejection, she became fearless because she felt she had nothing to lose.
“I didn’t like the way I looked,” she said of her weight gain during COVID-19, which she was very candid about.
She added that she had no idea that White Lotus would become such a big hit when she filmed the first season.
“The biggest thing was that no one knew if it was going to be anything!” said the star.
“Ten years of my life in auditions,” she told the magazine, “none of it equaled work.” Fear disappears when you are so used to losing. There’s some freedom in that’ (seen in 2021)
But she was thrilled to get so much screen time: “I think the coach asked the other actors to let me drive the ball more. Give Jennifer the ball every now and then. I have to shoot now.
She has White Lotus creator White to thank for that.
“I did one thing really right in my life,” she said. ‘I chose great friends. If Mike [White] never worked out, and we just did White Lotus as a play in a small theater where everyone paid $10 to see it, which would still be one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. Because it was a killer job that no one else thought I could do.
“Whatever Mike White would do for me, I would wish that for any actor,” Coolidge added. ‘Even if they fail. We all want a challenge, something really scary that we might not succeed at. I think we all want that opportunity.
Part of a Lifetime: The star also shared that she almost didn’t say no to her role as Tania on “White Lotus,” even though her friend, show creator Mike White, wrote the part for her; see 2021
And now she has regained her confidence after years of being blamed for her choices.
“The saddest thing in life is that you just make decisions for yourself,” she noted. “If I don’t get great roles, I conclude that people think I can’t do it.”
“And then I make the decision that I can’t do it. In fact, you have to have Mike White come in and say, “I think you can do it.”
Now she is being pursued for projects.
“People that I could never get through the door — all of a sudden they’re asking me to be a part of their stuff,” she shared.