On today's episode of Jennifer Coolidge continuing to exist as a national treasure, it seems the legendary actress has absolutely zero qualms about living her best life, whether enjoying a fruitful acting career defined by starring roles in iconic 2000's films -- or pretending to be her own twin while dating two men at once on a tropical vacation. Last week, the actress better known as Stifler's mom in American Pie appeared on Kelly Clarkson's new daytime talk show to discuss her latest movie, Promising Young Woman. Amid discussions of the already critically-acclaimed film, Coolidge revealed she was in Hawaii working on another project, leading her to mention her various vacations and her "crazy experiences" there.
"Quite a few years back, I did come to Hawaii, and when you come and you're on vacation alone, you can kind of create anything you want," the Legally Blonde star told Clarkson. During her time in paradise, the actress came across two potential suitors, both of which, it seems, made her want a hot dog real bad.
"I ended up meeting these two guys that were best friends, and I liked them both, and so I told them that I had an identical twin," Jennifer recalled. Although her ruse seemed more like the plot of a bad sitcom than a plausible measure to date two dudes at once, her plan was surprisingly effective. "I dated both guys, for two weeks," she told a visibly-shocked singer. Disney directors, take note -- if you ever want to reboot The Parent Trap, continuing the long-running tradition of one actress playing both Hallie and Annie, Jennifer Coolidge is the seasoned twin acting coach you need to take your production to the next level.
Despite the scheme's success, Coolidge says she retired the bold bit. "I don't know if I would have the guts to do that now, but at the time it really was sort of a great decision," she said. "You know, when you're younger, you just get away with anything."
So, folks, remember, whenever you find yourself at an impasse, standing at the upper peak of a love triangle, follow in the footsteps of Stifler's mom and pick 'em both -- life is just too damn short not to live like the legendary Jennifer Coolidge.