By Jarret Thomas Sackman and Amy Lamare for Dailymail.Com
04:04 27 April 2023, update 07:58 27 April 2023
Jennifer Coolidge cemented her rise to the A-list on Wednesday night when she shone at the Time 100 gala in a dazzling black dress.
The White Lotus superstar, 61 – who is preparing to take Australia by storm – stole the show in her stylish look which featured an array of silver scales embellishing her shoulders, forearms and skirt.
Coolidge wore her blonde locks pulled back, allowing feathery locks to frame her flawless face, which had maximum impact with smokey eyes and a plump blush-colored pout.
The bomb was carrying a flashy handbag and her hands sheathed in transparent black gloves.
This year’s Time 100 gala honored Coolidge and 99 others, including Kim Kardashian, John Legend, Lauren Powell Jobs, Steven Spielberg, Nancy Pelosi and more.
Announcing the milestone earlier this month via Instagram, Coolidge captioned a photo of herself in the Time 100 issue, writing, “Such an honor thank you #TIME100!” Wait…has this been in the press? ! Or can they still change their mind??’
‘Yes Queen!’ gushed Paris Hilton in the comments section, while Chelsea Handler wrote, “Yeah baby!”
Given that she’s a huge supporter of animal rights, Jennifer’s beloved PETA wrote, “YES, our vegan queen!” You are influential in so many ways, and we are so grateful for all you do to spread animal kindness.
The Shotgun Wedding actress is enjoying a major resurgence in her career since a whole new audience discovered her thanks to The White Lotus.
Fans were shocked and disappointed when Coolidge’s character, Tanya McQuoid, was killed off in the season two finale.
One fan who was super upset is Jennifer Aniston, who recently told E! News that she’s obsessed with the show.
When the E! suggested the Friends star, 54, could avenge the character of Coolidge, the Emmy winner was all-out.
“I want Jennifer Coolidge,” she exclaimed, “I love her.”
Speaking to US Weekly in February, a Coolidge insider said not all of the star’s resounding success had gone to his head.
“She’s still the same person she always was, but fame and recognition have made things different,” the source shared, adding that Jennifer is “living much more comfortably now” thanks to her return.
“She has a lot more opportunities coming her way and her days are a lot busier than they were before. The fact that it was so well received and celebrated was life changing.
They added, “For her, it feels like all the hard work has paid off, and then some.” She still pinches herself that this is actually happening.