Jennifer Coolidge claims that her iconic performance in the racy adolescent comedy “American Pie” has advantages beyond just residual payments.
According to the actress who portrayed Jeanine Stifler (AKA Stifler’s mom) in the film, “American Pie” provided her with a lot of sexual activity. Thus, playing Stifler’s mother in American Pie improved her sex life in general.
In the film, Coolidge’s persona has an affair with Paul Finch, who is portrayed by Eddie Kaye Thomas and is a classmate of her son Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott).
Coolidge stated, “There were so many advantages to doing that movie. There would have been 200 people, roughly, with whom I would never have had sex.
Coolidge also discussed how Mike White, the show’s creator, thought she could pull off the character of Tanya McQuoid in the HBO series “White Lotus.”
“I have done one thing really right in my life. I’ve picked great friends. If Mike was never successful, and we just did White Lotus as a play in a little theater where everyone paid 10 bucks to see it, it would still be one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. Because it was a killer job that no one else thought I could do.” She explained.
She nearly declined that position since she felt she wasn’t in sufficient shape for it.
If anything now Jennifer will always be known as iconic Stifler’s mother in American Pie and it just came along with benefits.