And while she’s formerly confessed she does get tired of hearing the line so typically, make no error: Coolidge is grateful for her part in Legally Blonde— as she is for the lots of functions she’s had more than the years, that include functions in American Pie, Best in Show, and the HBO series The White Lotus, for which she made her very first Emmy election.
“The initially most dismal lesson I ever found out on a set was when I went to do Legally Blonde, and there was a star– a tv star that I’d seen on television, an amusing man — and he was the parking attendant[for the studio] And I keep in mind believing, we need to be grateful,” she informed Deadline “I was thinking, I could do this movie here, and then it could be back to waitressing. Nothing is written in stone.”
She continued, “So, I remember thinking what a privilege it was to get this job. I was thinking, God, you really have to have gratitude in this business. It’s quite a rollercoaster ride being an actor and we have to be thrilled about getting these jobs, because sometimes they don’t come around again for a long time. Or ever.”