In the 1999 film ‘American Pie,’ Jennifer Coolidge played Jeanine Stifler.
Jennifer Coolidge “got a lot of play” after starring in the 1999 film “American Pie” as Jeanine Stifler, “Stifler’s mom.”
Coolidge, 60, spoke with Variety about the “perks” of playing a “MILF” in the film.
“I got a lot of play as a MILF and a lot of sexual activity from ‘American Pie,'” she explained to the outlet. “There were numerous advantages to making that film. I mean, there are probably 200 people I would never have slept with.”
The “Legally Blonde” actress was recently nominated for her role as Tanya McQuoid in “White Lotus.”
“Some jobs make me think, “Wow, this isn’t worth working for.” “I was staying up late every night reading what Mike [White] wrote,” Coolidge said of “White Lotus.” “Mike White is the creator.
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“I’ve done one thing really well in my life,” she admitted. “I’ve made some wonderful friends. Even if Mike was never successful and we only performed ‘White Lotus’ in a small theatre where everyone paid $10 to see it, it would still be one of the best things that ever happened to me. Because it was a fantastic job that no one expected me to do.”
Coolidge told the outlet that she almost turned down the role when White offered it to her. The cast is now preparing for the second season’s release in October.
“Whenever I’m lying in bed thinking about what I want to force Jennifer to do, I know it’s something she wouldn’t want to do,” White explained to the outlet. “One minute she appears fragile as if everything is about to fall apart, and the next she’s strong and doing hilarious riffs. Just when you think all hope is lost, she hits a home run.
Coolidge told Page Six in December that she almost turned down the role due to weight gain caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I just didn’t want to be on camera that fatbecause of my COVID overeating,” she explained. “I really thought we were all going to die [during the pandemic], so I just ate myself to death. Vegan pizzas, up to five or six per day.”
Coolidge credited White with getting her out of roles like “Stifler’s mother” and Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle in “Legally Blonde.” However, the actress will reprise her role in “Legally Blonde 3,” alongside Reese Witherspoon.
“Maybe I got this special treatment because people saw me as Stifler’s mother or the ‘Legally Blonde’ woman. So, if they see something else “she stated. “People I could never get in the door with are suddenly asking me to be a part of their events.”