Hasty Pudding celebrates Coolidge as its Girl of the 12 months

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — “The White Lotus” actress Jennifer Coolidge is being celebrated Saturday because the 2023 Girl of the 12 months by Harvard College’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Because the oldest theatrical group within the nation and one of many oldest on the earth, since 1951, Hasty Pudding Theatricals has bestowed this award yearly on ladies “who’ve made lasting and spectacular contributions to the world of leisure.”

Coolidge, who noticed a profession resurgence following her Emmy-winning flip as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt within the acclaimed HBO sequence “The White Lotus,” headlined a parade by way of the streets of Cambridge Saturday afternoon. Wearing a leopard print coat and donning a fluffy pink hat, she waved to the gang that had come out regardless of unusually frigid temperatures.

Coolidge, who additionally performed Stifler’s sultry mother in “American Pie” and sage manicurist Paulette within the “Legally Blonde” motion pictures, grew up within the Boston space. Later within the night, she is going to attend a roast the place she might be introduced along with her Pudding Pot award.

“It’s an absolute dream for us to honor Jennifer Coolidge as our Girl of the 12 months on the heels of her current accolades for ‘The White Lotus,’” Producer Sarah Mann mentioned in an announcement. “We all know our Pudding Pot will look phenomenal alongside her new Golden Globe, and we swear we received’t whisk her away to a palazzo in Palermo!”

Her different movie credit embody roles in “Finest In Present,” “A Mighty Wind” and “Shotgun Marriage ceremony,” and he or she has appeared in a number of tv exhibits, together with “Seinfeld,” “2 Broke Ladies” and “Nip/Tuck.”

Earlier winners of the Girl of the 12 months Award embody Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Debbie Reynolds.

On Thursday, award-winning actor and bestselling author Bob Odenkirk was honored because the 2023 Man of the 12 months. Odenkirk, greatest often known as shady lawyer Saul Goodman on “Breaking Unhealthy” and “Higher Name Saul,” obtained his Pudding Pot award on the celebratory roast forward of a preview of Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 174th manufacturing, “COSMIC RELIEF!”

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