Hollywood star Jennifer Coolidge is opening up about her love life.
The actress shared in a recent interview that she is yet to meet the “right” one for herself. She claims that her past “bad decisions” have made her insecure and unable to believe people when they praise her.
She recently won a Golden Globe and an Emmy award for her role in the HBO hit series “White Lotus,” where she starred as the character Tanya McQuoid.
In a previous interview, the “Click” star revealed that she almost rejected the part because she felt too out of shape to take on the role.
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Jennifer Coolidge Hasn’t Found ‘The Love Of My Life’
While speaking with Page Six, the “White Lotus” star revealed that she is still searching for her “right” man after many years. Although she subtly acknowledged being involved in different relationships in the past, they all did not work out in the end.
She said, “I mean, my dating life, I’ve never found anyone quite right for myself. I haven’t found the love of my life.”
The actress appeared to lay the blame at her own feet, saying that some of her past “bad decisions” made her feel “insecure” about herself and her career.
“I think I made some bad decisions. It makes you insecure, and you don’t think you’re great,” Coolidge further remarked. “Many people can come up to you at the airport … people come up when they have nothing else to do, they say very nice things to you, and people in Hollywood come up and say ‘You’re great,’ but the only way you know they mean it is if you give you a job.”
Jennifer Cooldige Speaks On Her Golden Globe Acceptance Speech
While Coolidge is still searching for the love of her life, her career, on the other hand, landed a significant boost following her feature in the hit series “White Lotus.” The actress had previously starred in films like “A Cinderella Story,” “Click,” “Date Movie,” “Promising Young Woman,” and “Single All the Way.”
However, portraying the character McQuoid in the HBO anthology series, “White Lotus,” led her to win her second major award after previously winning an Emmy for the role.
On Tuesday, the 61-year-old received a standing ovation as she received the Golden Globe honor for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/Anthology On television.
Overwhelmed by the adoration, she dished out a long monologue, recounting her career struggles over the years. “I was surprised at how I spilled my guts!” she told the publication about her acceptance speech. “I was standing in front of that crowd, and I forgot where I was. I was saying a lot of my feelings. I wasn’t trying to be funny — I was being serious.”
‘It’s The Ultimate Gift From Someone’
Not only was the audience touched by Coolidge’s emotional acceptance speech, her close friend, Mike White, who directed and created “White Lotus,” was moved to tears as he could relate to Coolidge’s struggles.
Making it all the more sentimental was the fact that several production companies passed up on the chance to spearhead the show due to Coolidge’s involvement.
“We went out with a show we wanted to do with Jennifer, and everybody passed. I know you all passed, you all passed on this show. So yes, it’s very gratifying to have this moment,” White had said during the award ceremony while picking up the honor for best-limited series, per Page Six.
For his act of ensuring she played McQuoid, the actress described it as the “ultimate gift.” Coolidge said, in her interview, “It’s the ultimate gift from someone. They’re saying, ‘Not only do I like you, but I think you’re talented.’ That doesn’t happen very often when someone goes and roots for you.”
Jennifer Coolidge Almost Missed Out On Starring In ‘White Lotus’
The actress almost did not become the woman of the moment. During the pandemic, she was deeply depressed, and it led her to almost decide against signing up for the show.
“It’s a miracle. I almost messed it up for myself,” Coolidge said in her interview with Today back in February.
At the time, she explained that gaining weight during the pandemic amid her personal struggles made her believe she was too out of shape to feature in “White Lotus.”
She added, “I was too vain, I didn’t want to go on camera because I sort of destroyed myself during COVID and didn’t feel like I was in shape for it.”
The “Mascots” actress credited one of her female friends for encouraging her to pursue the part, for which Coolidge is now appreciative.