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Jennifer Coolidge confesses to sleeping with over 200 people following infamous role in cult classic

Jennifer Coolidge confesses to sleeping with over 200 people following infamous role in cult classic

Jennifer Coolidge has opened up about the 'benefits' of sleeping with over 200 people, after playing a MILF in a classic film.

Jennifier Coolidge has admitted to sleeping with over 200 people after starring as the original MILF in a classic film.

Jennifer Coolidge, 62, has opened up about the ‘benefits’ she got from starring as Stifler's Mom in American Pie back in 1999.

The actress became the original MILF (Mother I’d Like To F***), after the phrase was coined in the film over two decades ago.

Much to his horror, her teen son’s classmate referred to the star as such, and it has been a staple in the urban dictionary ever since.

But the Legally Blonde star has admitted that she received a lot of sexual attention after playing the role, which she wasn’t complaining about.

In a 2022 interview with Variety, she said: “I got a lot of play at being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie.

"There would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with.” (Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
"There would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with.” (Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

“There were so many benefits to doing that movie.

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

And she noted that this attention extended far beyond the bedroom, and benefited her in the film industry too.

She added: “Maybe I got this special attention because people saw me as Stifler's Mom or the Legally Blonde woman.

“So if they see something else... People that I could never get in the door - all of a sudden they're asking me to be part of their things.”

Whilst playing the hot mother of the Stifler family, Jennifer’s character attempted to seduce her teen son’s classmate, Paul Finch (played by Eddie Kaye Thomas).

“I got a lot of play at being a MILF." (Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
“I got a lot of play at being a MILF." (Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

During the film, she has sex with Finch, to the absolute horror of her son, and the pair share a few more flings, before she earned the MILF reputation.

The hit comedy film - which featured Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan and Eugene Levy - arrived in cinemas in 1999 and made more than $235 million worldwide.

Her performance in American Pie led to her returning for sequels including American Pie 2, American Wedding and American Reunion; as well as The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Legally Blonde, A Cinderella Story and a small role in Friends.

She more recently starred in White Lotus, with series creator Mike White having written the part of Tanya McQuoid for her.

She said: “The greatest thing was that no one knew if it was going to be anything!”

Coolidge's White Lotus role, of course, went on to be a massive hit, generating countless memes.

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Topics: Sex and Relationships, TV And Film, Celebrity