Jennifer Coolidge has admitted that she feels she made a mistake by “not having a plan” in her early part of her career.
Over the years, the actress has featured in other projects including HBO black comedy The White Lotus, which saw her win a Golden Globe and Emmy Award.
“I see a lot of those”
The Emmy Award winning actress feels that “not having a plan” led to her failing in “riding the wave” of success from her early projects.
“Now that I’m old enough to really look back at my life and certainly my mistakes, I see a lot of those”, Coolidge told fellow actor Jeremy Allen White for Variety’s Actors On Actors series.
“But I never had any strategy. I just went job to job. I have to say I made the terrible mistake of not riding the wave that I had early on”, Coolidge continued.
“It was sort of in the ’90s when I had Legally Blonde, Best In Show and American Pie. And then a few years later, there was Cinderella Story and stuff like that. But there was a moment”.
“wasn’t paying attention”
When asked about what was the cause of the problem, Jennifer Cooldige gave one simple reason.
“I started pursuing guys. I wasn’t paying attention”, Coolidge explained. “I just thought I had my whole life. I never said, ‘I want to do’. I did get some jobs, but I didn’t have a plan. And I think that was a fatal flaw of mine, because it took so long to get anything going later”.
“I look back and I go, ‘What was I thinking?’ And then I bought a house in New Orleans, and I was consumed with fixing that up”.