American Pie star Jennifer Coolidge has confessed to sleeping with 200 people that she wouldn’t have done had it not been for the success of the hit 1999 comedy. The 60-year-old actress, who played Jeanine “Stifler’s Mom” Stifler, became a household and even popularised the term “MILF” (Mother I’d Like to F***), in reference to a line from the film. After becoming an overnight sensation playing Stifler’s mum, the actress joked she “got a lot of play at being a MILF” and “a lot of sexual action from American Pie” in 1999.
In the movie, Jennifer’s character aimed to seduce her son Steve’s classmate Paul “S**t Break” Finch, played by Eddie Kaye Thomas, now 41. Speaking to Variety, she said: “There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with.” The hit comedy – which featured an ensemble cast featuring Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan and Eugene Levy – arrived in theaters in 1999 and made more than $235 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.