Love That for Her: Jennifer Coolidge, Libertine and Proud ‘Housewives’ Fan


“I got a lot of play of being a MILF, and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie,” she said in a video accompanying the interview. “There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would’ve never have slept with.”

Wait, rewind. 200 people? Of course, we’d expect nothing less for the original MILF—the acronym her character helped coin, and that remains in the pop-culture lexicon to this day—but 200? That’s some impressive work, so let me just come out and say it: I love that for her.

Of course, Coolidge was typically arch as she dished all this, her gently raspy voice offering the aural equivalent of a wink. Part of the joy of Jen is that you never quite know whether she’s joking or not—and either way, she’s very much in on the joke. No more so than elsewhere in the interview, when she’s asked if she watches the Real Housewives. (Yes, it turns out, with her particular favorite being Beverly Hills.) As is custom when anyone identifies themselves as a fan of the hit Bravo franchise, the next question was: What would your tagline be? “If any of you girls say anything cunty to me, I’m gonna beat the shit out of you,” she replied, with a grin. Never change, Jennifer Coolidge.



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