Stifler's mom has got it going on.
Back in 1999, Jennifer Coolidge burst onto the scene playing Stifler's mom in "American Pie." In the film, she was lusted after and dubbed a "MILF." After the movie was released, fiction was pretty close to reality.
"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."
Not only was Jennifer apparently busy in the bedroom after the role, but she was a hot commodity professionally, too. After "American Pie," she landed a slew of roles, something that was relatively new to her.
"Ten years of my life of auditioning," she says, "none of it added up to a job. The fear is gone when you're so used to losing. There's some freedom in that."
Those days of pleading for gigs seem far behind her, as she recently landed her first Emmy nomination for her work in "The White Lotus." Just last year, the actress revealed that she almost didn't take the role because she was unhappy with her weight.
"I just didn't want to be on camera that fat because of my excessive eating during COVID," she told Page Six last year. "I thought we were all going to die, I really did, so I was just eating myself to death. Vegan pizzas, sometimes five or six in a day."
Jennifer, 60, was even concocting a story about why she couldn't star in "The White Lotus," but a friend stepped in and convinced her to take the part.
"Jennifer this is all you have! What the f***?" she recalled the unnamed pal saying. "She was like, 'These opportunities don't come around, you idiot!'"
"We all need these friends," the actress explained. "A lot of actors make huge mistakes, I don't know why, we want a great moment to happen but then when it comes along we somehow talk ourselves out of it, I think that's very typical of an actor, to screw it up for themselves but I had a great friend that stopped me from doing that."