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Jennifer Coolidge is too “immature” to have had children.
The 61-year-old actress admitted her friends have encouraged her to adopt but she thinks she’d have made a better stepmother, and she’s theorised as to whether having a family of her own would have made her “grow up”.
She told the summer issue of Britain’s GQ magazine: “I’m very, very immature. 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.”
Jennifer also admitted she has a habit of dating intense men.
She said: “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.”
The last few years have seen a career resurgence for the ‘American Pie’ star thanks to her role as Tanya McQuoid in both series of ‘The White Lotus’ but she admitted she nearly turned down the award-winning role because of her mental health struggles.
She said: “I was, like, not in the mood. [Was it fear of failure – or possibly success?] I was depressed, I was very depressed.”
But after the first series, Jennifer got involved in coming up with ideas for the show with creator Mike White – and she joked her pitch “got [her] killed”.
She explained: “I had encouraged Mike to tell an Italian story, I said I would love to be in Italy or something, riding around on a Vespa with all these men reaching out and trying to light my cigarette. That’s my fantasy. But then I guess that suggestion got me killed.”
Jennifer will be speaking at the GQ Heroes conference in association with BMW, taking place at Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire from 19- 21 of July. Read the full interview at https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/jennifer-coolidge-interview-2023 or buy GQ from 13 June.
Post source: Female First