The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge said she "blames" Ariana Grande for bringing her career back in recent years.

The 61-year-old actress won the Golden Globe Award for best supporting actress – television limited series/motion picture for her role in Mike White's comedy anthology show , in which she has starred for two series.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, she said: "I kind of blame this generation, this new young generation for bringing me back.

Golden Globe Award in The White Lotus

"I feel like Ariana Grande put me in her video and that changed a lot for me, sort of overnight.

"I blame her, and I (don’t know) maybe people are just like 'She’s still alive, whoa, give her a salute’."

Coolidge was previously best known for playing Stifler’s mother, Jeanine Stifler, in American Pie in 1999 and a nail salon worker in Legally Blonde in 2001.

She then reprised her Legally Blonde role opposite 29-year-old Grande, who reimagined Reese Witherspoon’s budding lawyer Elle Woods, in the video for hit song Thank U, Next.

The video also replicated other famous moments from a number of romantic comedies, with stars including Jonathan Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies and Stefanie Drummond recreating scenes from films such as Mean Girls, Bring It On and 13 Going On 30.

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While accepting her Golden Globe on stage in Los Angeles, Coolidge said she had "big dreams and expectations as a younger person" but they "fizzled" out.

She added: "I thought I was going to be queen of Monaco even though someone else did it."

Coolidge also thanked American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy for keeping her going with "little jobs" over the years.

She said: "I didn’t know anybody, and it just was sort of this thing that wasn’t going anywhere.

"Then there were these people who would give me these cute little jobs and it would just be enough to get to the next one."

Source: Press Association