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BRIEF - American Pie star Jennifer Coolidge 'slept with 200 people' after role as 'Stifler's mom'

 


She is best known for her role as Stifler's mom, but now American Pie star Jennifer Coolidge has

confessed to sleeping with 200 people that she wouldn't have done had it not been for the success of the hit 1999 comedy. 

The 60-year-old became a household name on the back of the movie franchise's success, even making the term 'MILF' (Mother I'd Like to F***) popular as it's featured heavily in the film. And the Stifler's mom actress joked that she 'got a lot of action' on the back of her infamous role, writes The Mirror.

The actress' character had a sub-plot in the movie, in which she (successfully) tried to seduce her son Steve's classmate Paul "S**t Break" Finch, played by Eddie Kaye Thomas, who is now 41. Speaking to Variety she 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."

Her performance led to her reprising her part in American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003) and American Reunion (2012) and also landing roles in Legally Blonde and A Cinderella Story - and even a bit-part in the iconic sitcom Friends. The star revealed she struggled for acting work prior to American Pie, admitting that decades of rejection left her with a feeling that she had nothing to lose - rather than being downbeat.

The fear is gone when you're so used to losing. There's some freedom in that." Jennifer later landed a role as Tania in 2021's The White Lotus, after being cast by creator and friend Mike White.

It was during this time, however, that her mental health suffered - after weight gain made her 'not like the way I looked'. "I was really affected by the pandemic," she told The Guardian. "It was an incredibly sad time. I was reading tragic news stories on a daily basis, had a fatalistic approach and assumed the virus was going to win.

I knew people who lost their lives and was convinced we wouldn’t make it through. I wasn't thinking about work, because I didn't think we'd be alive." She added: "What helped is that my character, Tanya had parallels to me personally."

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