Jennifer Coolidge is having the biggest year of her career. The White Lotus star kicked off 2023 with a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award, a Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of Year honor, a Super Bowl commercial and lots of memorable memes.
In a new interview with People, Coolidge, 61, reflects on the new interest in her acting career. “I think people liked that I was the underdog,” she said. “I played a lot of strange women, and people were amused by the comedies I’ve done. Then Mike White put me in The White Lotus. It was a drama and comedy at the same time — I never really had that.”
“Something happened this awards season. I don’t know if they just played clips of me so many times on the Internet or Instagram. But it doesn’t matter what disguise I have on. I can be wearing a frog costume with a helmet and people know it’s me,” she says. “I was recently walking in the North End in Boston, and I couldn’t make it down the street. I think it’s so interesting. I guess it’s the Internet. I don’t know — or maybe I have a weird walk.”
As for what’s next for the star, Coolidge is ready for a little break. “I just want to lie in my bed for a week with my dog,” she told the publication. “I want to absolutely not move.”