Jennifer Coolidge played a MILF in American Pie (1999) — and she recently revealed that her iconic role helped her get laid 200 times. Get it, girl!
Coolidge, who is also famous for her role in Legally Blonde as an endearingly flaky manicurist who finds her strength, told Variety that she almost talked herself out of playing “Stifler’s Mom.” Bet she’s glad she didn’t!
“I got a lot of play at being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie…There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with.”
“Some jobs, I’m sort of going, ‘Wow, this isn’t worth working for.’ What Mike [White] wrote, I was staying up late every night,” Coolidge admitted, referring to the White Lotus creator who convinced her to be a part of the series.
Her role in White Lotus as Tanya McQuoid earned Coolidge her first Emmy nomination. She said she almost talked herself out of the part but now is getting ready for season two.
“I have done one thing really right in my life,” she said. “I’ve picked great friends. If Mike was never successful, and we just did White Lotus as a play in a little theater where everyone paid 10 bucks to see it, it 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.”
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