American Pie’s Jennifer Coolidge ‘slept with 200 people’ following ‘Stifler’s mom’ role

American Pie’s Jennifer Coolidge ‘slept with 200 people’ following ‘Stifler’s mom’ role

American Pie’s Jennifer Coolidge ‘slept with 200 people’ following ‘Stifler’s mom’ role

American Pie actress Jennifer Coolidge, who played ‘Stifler’s Mom’ in the 1999 cult comedy says she would have slept with 200 fewer people if it wasn’t for the film’s success

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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, who played Jeanine “Stifler’s Mom” Stifler, became a household name on the back of its success and its sequels, even popularising the term ‘MILF’ (Mother I’d Like to F***) in reference to a line from the film.

The actress joked she ‘got a lot of action’ on the back of her infamous role.

Jennifer’s character had a sub-plot in the movie, in which she (successfully) aimed to seduce her son Steve’s classmate Paul “S**t Break” Finch, played by Eddie Kaye Thomas, now 41.

After becoming a nearly overnight sensation playing Stifler’s Mom, Jennifer Coolidge (pictured in the film opposite Eddie Kaye Thomas) admitted that she ‘got a lot of play at being a MILF’ and ‘a lot of sexual action from American Pie’

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.

Jennifer went on to star in three American Pie sequels

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“Ten years of my life of auditioning, none of it added up to a job,” she said.

“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.

Jennifer admitted to putting on weight during the coronavirus pandemic

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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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