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Jennifer Coolidge: how she created the MILF and how she shines in White Lotus | Digital Trends Spanish


Actress Jennifer Coolidge is about to turn 61 on August 28, and in an extensive interview in Variety reviews milestones of his career full of failures, until in 1999 his life changed radically with the film american piewhich transformed her into the mother of Stifler, a role that changed the life of the now protagonist of the White Lotus series of hbo maxwhich is recording its second season.

Because that construction of the mother of a popular teenager, turned into a sex bomb, transformed popular culture and gave birth to the term MILF.

But before that, Coolidge did not have a good time, in the stage prior to 1999 he went through thousands of castings, without success.

“Ten years of my audition life,” he says, “none of it added up to a job. The fear disappears when you are so used to losing. There’s some freedom in that.”

Legally Blonde and American Pie transformed her into a determined and uninhibited woman, exactly what she achieved as Stifler’s mother for many teenagers.

“I had a lot of sexual activity thanks to American Pie”revealed.

“There were a lot of benefits to making that movie. There would be like 200 people I never would have slept with (if I hadn’t),’ he added.

Jennifer Coolidge on the benefits of being a MILF in #AmericanPie: "There would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with!" https://t.co/FhlBAoU12a pic.twitter.com/8aUeuzmgEB

— Variety (@Variety) August 3, 2022

She even admits that those two movies turned people’s perception of her on its head:

“Maybe I got this special attention because people saw me as Stifler’s mom or the ‘Legally Blonde’ woman. So if they see anything else…”

White Lotus director Christopher Guest thinks Coolidge radiates something, even not speaking, just walking into venues:

“The public is so attracted to her. It didn’t really matter that they didn’t say much at all, they were just happy to see this person out there. And I don’t know if Jennifer is comfortable with that. A part of her is always fighting, like many actors, this idea of ​​the response that people have towards her.

In White Lotus Coolidge plays Tanya McQuoid, a role made for her:

“What I had heard about her is that she is not afraid to expose everything, in the way that she is human and totally imperfect. And that’s how she works artistically too,” says series creator Mike White.

Coolidge further adds that the sister with her Tanya character in White Lotus:

“My weakness in life has always been men, and, a lot of women do this, you sell yourself for a man,” she said. “So much of my life was chasing unattainable men, and it got me nowhere. I think Mike saw me.”










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