Many of us grew up on Jennifer Coolidge, whether we were “bending and snapping” with Paulette in Legally Blonde or cringing at Jeanine Stifler’s scandalous dalliances with a much younger Paul Finch in American Pie. But even though Stifler’s Mom was probably Jennifer’s most notable character back then, Jennifer herself recently opened up about her decision to not be anyone’s mom–she thinks she’s probably too immature.
Though her career has spanned almost three decades, Jennifer, 61, has had a massive resurgence over the past few years, beginning with her two-season role as Tanya McQuoid in HBO’s The White Lotus. And like every woman who’s successful, she’s probably felt the pressure to get ahead of the question lurking behind the eyes of everyone who’s ever interviewed her: “why didn’t you have any kids?” But even though it’s no one’s damn business, in true Jennifer fashion, she broached the topic lightheartedly. She tells British GQ that she’s too childish herself to have children, though she did surmise that maybe she’d enjoy her recent booked and busy-ness even more if she was a mom. via People:
The star — who has already had a bustling year with a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award, a Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of Year honor and a Super Bowl commercial for e.l.f. Cosmetics — noted that she thinks she’d “appreciate” her recent success “more if I had kids or something.”
“I’m very, very immature,” she told the outlet. “I think that has kept me from having children, because I’m sort of a child.”
“Maybe if I had kids, I would’ve had to have grown up,” she added, joking that she’d make a better stepmother than anything.
She was also self-deprecating about her choice of men, who she says wouldn’t lend themselves well to parenthood either, saying, “I’ve never had, like, a laid-back boyfriend that was just full of joy, you know? Like, someone who laughs at all your shortcomings. That’s never who I choose for myself.” She’s right, though; she would be a super fun SMILF! Jennifer’s had no shortage of roles (and dick!) to choose from lately, so she’d best turn down any that involve super-sperminator Nick Cannon; because as soon as he beheld that squinty smolder and those perma-pursed lips in person, he’d be begging for her to be baby mama #7!
Here are a few shots from her issue of British GQ:
Pic: Jennifer Graylock/INSTARimages