Jennifer Coolidge is widely loved for her comedic prowess — but sadly, she doesn’t seem to love herself as much as her fans.
The “White Lotus” star, who recently won a Critics’ Choice Award, a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her performance as Tanya McQuoid in the hit series, said that despite her long acting career, she was not in Hollywood. comfortable.
“I’ve been around, since I was 30 — that’s a long time,” she told Page Six last week. “But when I went to parties with other actor friends, I didn’t know any of them. I lived a life of isolation in New Orleans, and I only knew people I met at work and my friends from The Groundlings. “
When asked why she didn’t respect herself as much as her fans did, Coolidge cited her dating life.
“Oh, I don’t know. I mean, in my dating life, I’ve never found anyone who was right for me,” she said. “I haven’t found the love of my life yet.”
“I think I made some bad decisions. It makes you feel insecure and you don’t think you’re great,” she continued, adding that while people in Hollywood sometimes tell her they like her work, “you The only way to know what they mean is if [they] give you a job. “
The actor, who is going through what some fans are calling her “young years” in the midst of the sweeps of awards season, was similarly self-deprecating in her most recent headline acceptance speech. On the Globe, she spoke about big dreams that “failed” as she got older and thanked “White Lotus” creator Mike White for giving her a fresh start. At the Critics’ Choice Awards, she had a message for those who “had given up hope”: “It’s not over until you die.”
Although Coolidge talked about taking the “small jobs” that kept her going in Hollywood for decades, she remained an icon to her fans, playing Stifler’s mom in “American Pie” and deep The beloved Bending performance is unforgettable – pictured with Paulette in Legally Blonde.