Jennifer Coolidge has always been a great comedic actress and a great voice actress. Still, it’s only recently that she’s begun to be taken seriously as a dramatic actress, thanks to an Emmy-nominated role in White Lotus that her friend Mike White wrote for her. The role was so successful that Coolidge will be one of two actors returning for the second season of the anthology, along with Jon Gries.
That doesn’t mean that Coolidge doesn’t appreciate her most famous role, that of Stifler’s Mom in the American Pie franchise (the character originated the term “MILF,” for better or worse). It wasn’t just the money and fame it brought her, however. It was also the sex.
“I got a lot of play at being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie’” she told Variety. “There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with.”
Two hundred people, only one of whom presumably was SNL’s Chris Kattan. You get it, Coolidge.
White Lotus returns with season two in October.