Jennifer Coolidge says she slept with '200 people' after playing 'MILF' Stifler's mom in 'American Pie'


Jennifer Coolidge
Jennifer Coolidge in "American Pie" and at the 2021 Emmys.

  • Jennifer Coolidge told Variety she got a lot of "sexual action" after starring in "American Pie."

  • In the 1999 comedy, Coolidge plays a mother who sleeps with her son's classmate.

  • She added that "200 people" slept with her because she was seen as a "MILF" after the movie.


Jennifer Coolidge said that she had sex with "200 people" after her breakout role as Stifler's mom, the "MILF" character in "American Pie."


Coolidge starred in the 1999 comedy as the mother of one of the teen protagonists, Stifler (Seann William Scott). In the movie, Stifler's mom has a fling with her son's classmate Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), leading to her being referred to as a "MILF."


During a recent interview with Variety about her first Emmy nomination, Coolidge was asked whether she preferred her moniker as a MILF or as a first-time Emmy nominee.


The "White Lotus" actress said the Emmy nomination is an "honor," but admitted there were "benefits" to starring in "American Pie."


 "I got a lot of play at being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from 'American Pie,'" the 60-year-old actress said. "There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with."


Jennifer Coolidge in season one of "The White Lotus."
Jennifer Coolidge in season one of "The White Lotus."

In a recent interview on Sirius XM's The Jess Cagle Show," Coolidge reflected on her other famous role as Paulette in the "Legally Blonde" movie franchise.


Coolidge said that she wants to shoot a long-gestating "Legally Blonde 3" soon so fans will stop referencing her famous "4th of July" quote from the second movie.


"I get thousands and thousands of texts and videos of people doing the 4th of July thing," Coolidge said. "Men, women, these TikTokers, and lots of drag queens send me these funny videos. I feel like if we did a 'Legally Blonde 3,' I would have something else. It could be maybe some other holiday we could take advantage of."


She continued: "I really felt like this year I was like okay, all right, I've really done this 4th of July thing and I'm gonna have to insist to Reese that we make it this year because I'm not gonna make it. I'm not gonna, I can't do it. I can't do it next year. I can't. You know what I mean? I need new material." 


Coolidge is currently in the running for best actress in a limited series at the Emmys for her role as Tanya in the HBO series "White Lotus."


The actor revealed last year that she nearly turned down the role despite it being written with her in mind.


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