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Jennifer Coolidge admits she slept with 200 men after American Pie 'MILF' role

Jennifer Coolidge admits she slept with 200 men after American Pie 'MILF' role

The iconic actress added quite a few notches onto her bedpost after playing Stifler's mom

It's hard to believe it, but it's been 25 years since American Pie was released.

That's right - a quarter of a century has somehow passed since we first watched Jason Biggs' intimate experiment with a warm apple pie and got introduced to the sex-mad Steve Stifler. Where's the time gone, eh?

It also means that it has been more than two decades since we first met Jeanine Stifler - better known as Stifler's mom.

The gig was Jennifer Coolidge's big break and she has become synonymous with the iconic role which was responsible for making her a mainstream sex symbol - and by god did she make the most of it.

You probably wouldn't believe it, but the actress was still in her prime at the age of 38 when she played the role of the MILF who all the lads in the fictional town of East Great Falls in Michigan went wild for.

So who can blame Coolidge for reaping the rewards which came her way while she had the chance?

The 62-year-old, from Boston, Massachusetts, set pulses racing with her role as the sexy older woman who seduced teen Paul Finch in the hit 1999 flick.

And it turns out that off camera, the role gave Coolidge’s love life an unexpected boost too.

Jennifer Coolidge added quite a few notches onto her bedpost after playing Stifler's mom (Universal Pictures)
Jennifer Coolidge added quite a few notches onto her bedpost after playing Stifler's mom (Universal Pictures)

Speaking to Variety in 2022, the White Lotus star said: "I got a lot of play being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie. There were so many benefits to doing that movie.

"I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with."

I suppose it's quite fitting really, seen as the plot of American Pie is pretty much preoccupied by sex.

Coolidge had appeared in a few movies prior to the legendary 1999 film about a bunch of high school students who all want to lose their virginity before the year is finished.

Her role was just as legendary as the movie franchise itself and she got to play the character four times for American Pie, American Pie 2, American Wedding and American Reunion.

The actress, 62, said there were 'so many benefits' to starring in American Pie (Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
The actress, 62, said there were 'so many benefits' to starring in American Pie (Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

However, in her interview with Variety, she lamented about being typecast after playing Jeanine Stifler and Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle in the Legally Blonde films and felt no one in Hollywood wanted her to play serious roles.

"The saddest thing about life is that you just make decisions about yourself,” she said. “If I’m not getting great roles, I come to the conclusion that people think I’m incapable of that.

"And then I make the decision that I am incapable of that. You actually have to have a [White Lotus director] Mike White that comes in and says, I think you can do this.”

Thankfully, her role as Tanya McQuoid in the HBO series has helped elevate her status in Hollywood and even earned the star her first Emmy Award nomination.

Petition to get Coolidge a belated Oscar for her role as Stifler's mom, anyone?

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures/Getty Images

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Sex and Relationships

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