Raise a glass to Jennifer Coolidge’s heartfelt speech at the 2023 SAG Awards
She also thanked her “amazing parents” and the “amazing gift” they had — their inability to lie. And as she explained, this trait is related to how she discovered her love for acting.
“One day the principal came to my first grade and said I needed to be called to the office, and I went to the office,” the American Pie actress recalled. “She said, ‘You know, your father is here.’ And my dad sat there and said, ‘Yes Jenny, we have to go.’ And the director said, ‘Jennifer, get well soon.’ And I didn’t know what that meant.”
After Jennifer and her father got in the car, he told her, “I will never lie again. But we’re going somewhere really cool.” Your goal? A Charlie Chaplin film festival
“He got me out of my first grade for this,” she continued. “And I swear to God that seeing Charlie Chaplin for the first time and having that experience is my love for film. It’s my love for actors. All of that came from my first grade.”