American Pie was responsible for bedding some 200 people.The actress — who’s currently promoting the second season of the HBO anthology series The White Lotus — credited her raunchy portrayal of Stifler’s Mom with “a lot of sexual attention.”“I got a lot of play being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie,” Coolidge joked in a new interview with Variety. “there were so many benefits to doing that movie.
I mean there would be, like, 200 people that I would have never slept with.”Jennifer Coolidge on the benefits of being a MILF in #AmericanPie: "There would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with!" https://t.co/FhlBAoU12a pic.twitter.com/8aUeuzmgEB— Variety (@Variety) August 3, 2022Premiering in 1999, American Pie marked Coolidge’s breakthrough role, playing a sultry mother who courts the attention of her teenage son’s friends.
She later reprised the role in American Pie’s 2001 sequel, as well as its two spin-offs: American Wedding and American Reunion.Elsewhere in the interview, Coolidge credits both American Pie and her role as a nail technician in Legally Blonde with ending a years-long career dry spell, saying the films helped her form a new conception of auditioning and Hollywood more broadly.“Ten years of my life of auditioning [and] none of it added up to a job,” she said. “The fear is gone when you’re so used to losing.Read more on nme.com