Jennifer Coolidge confesses that she slept with 200 people after infamous role in American Pie

Jennifer Coolidge 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.

After becoming a sensation almost overnight playing Stifler’s mom, the 60-year-old actress admitted that she “got a lot of fun as a MILF” and “got a lot of sexual action from American Pie” in 1999.

“There were so many benefits to making that film. I mean, there would be like 200 people I would never have slept with,” the Legally Blonde star told Variety.

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 NYC

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 NYC

While playing the matriarch of the Stifler family, her character tried every possible way 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 have a few more flirtations, earning her the reputation of being a ‘MILF’ [‘Mother I’d like to f**k.]’

The hit comedy — featuring an ensemble cast that included Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan and Eugene Levy — hit theaters in 1999 and grossed more than $235 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

The performance led her to return for sequels including American Pie 2, American Wedding and American Reunion; as well as The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Legally Blonde, A Cinderella Story and a small part in Friends.

Details: In the film, she played the role of Stifler's mother, who seduced one of her son's classmates

Details: In the film, she played the role of Stifler’s mother, who seduced one of her son’s classmates

Iconic: After becoming a sensation almost overnight playing Stifler's mom, Coolidge (pictured in the film alongside Eddie Kaye Thomas) admitted she had

Iconic: After becoming a sensation almost overnight playing Stifler’s mom, Coolidge (pictured in the film alongside Eddie Kaye Thomas) admitted she had “a lot of fun as a MILF” and “a lot of sexual action from American Pie’

“There were so many benefits to making that film.  I mean there would be like 200 people I would never have slept with,

“There were so many benefits to making that film. I mean there would be like 200 people I would never have slept with,” the Legally Blonde star told Variety

In her last interview, Coolidge said that after so many decades of rejection, she became fearless because she felt she had nothing to lose.

“Ten years of my auditioning life,” she told the magazine, “none of that resulted in a job. The fear is gone when you are so used to losing. There’s some freedom in that.’

The star also shared that she almost said no to her role of Tanya in The White Lotus, even though her friend, series creator Mike White, wrote the part for her.

Covergirl: During her last interview, Coolidge said that after so many decades of rejection, she became fearless because she felt she had nothing to lose

Covergirl: During her last interview, Coolidge said that after so many decades of rejection, she became fearless because she felt she had nothing to lose

“I didn’t like the way I looked,” she said while arriving during COVID-19, something she’s been very honest about.

And she added that she had no idea The White Lotus would become such a big hit when she was filming the first season.

“The best part was that no one knew if it was going to work!” said the star.

Now: Jennifer Coolidge is doing better than ever as the acclaimed lead actress of the critically acclaimed hit series The White Lotus, whose second season will debut in October.  Seen in 2001

“Ten years of my auditioning life,” she told the magazine, “none of that resulted in a job. The fear is gone when you are so used to losing. There’s some freedom in that’ (seen in 2021)

But she was just as happy that she got so much movie time: “I feel like the coach asked the other actors to let me dribble the ball more. Occasionally pass the ball to Jennifer. I can shoot now.’

And she owes that to White Lotus creator White.

“I’ve done one thing very well in my life,” she said. ‘I have chosen good friends. as Mike [White] was never successful, and we just did White Lotus as a play in a small theater where everyone paid $10 to see it, it would still be one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. Because it was a great job that no one else thought I could do.

“Whatever Mike White has done for me, I would wish that on any actor,” Coolidge added. “Even if they fail. We all want a challenge – something really scary that we may not succeed in. I think we all want that chance.”

Part of Your Life: The star also shared that she almost said no to her role of Tanya in The White Lotus, even though her boyfriend, series creator Mike White wrote the part for her;  seen in 2021

Part of Your Life: The star also shared that she almost said no to her role of Tanya in The White Lotus, even though her boyfriend, series creator Mike White wrote the part for her; seen in 2021

Key role: Coolidge can be seen opposite Murray Bartlett in a scene from The White Lotus

Key role: Coolidge can be seen opposite Murray Bartlett in a scene from The White Lotus

And now she has regained her confidence after years of blaming herself for her choices.

“The saddest thing about life is that you only make decisions about yourself,” she noted. ‘If I don’t get great roles, I come to the conclusion that people don’t think I’m capable of that.

“And then I decide I can’t do that. You should actually have a Mike White come in and say, ‘I think you can do this.’

Now she is being chased for projects.

“People I could never get into — all of a sudden they’re asking me to be part of their stuff,” she said.

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