By Jarret Thomas Sackman and Amy Lamare For Dailymail.Com
04:04 27 Apr 2023, updated 04:04 27 Apr 2023
Jennifer Coolidge cemented her ascent to the A-list on Wednesday night when she shined at the Time 100 Gala in a bedazzled black gown.
The White Lotus superstar, 61 – who is gearing up to take Australia by storm – stole the spotlight in her elegant look that featured an array of silver scales embellishing her shoulders, forearms, and skirt.
Coolidge wore her blond locks pulled back, allowing feathery strands to frame her flawless face, which made maximum impact with smokey eyes and a plump pout of blush color.
The bombshell carried a flashy handbag and sheathed her hands in sheer 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 her in the Time 100 issue by writing: ‘Such an honor, thank you #TIME100! Wait…has this gone to press?! Or can they still change their minds??’
‘Yas Queen!’ gushed Paris Hilton in the comments section, while Chelsea Handler wrote, ‘Yeah, baby!’
Being that she’s a big supporter of animal rights, Jennifer’s beloved PETA wrote: ‘YES, our vegan queen! You are influential in so many ways, and we’re endlessly thankful for all that you do to spread kindness to animals.’
The Shotgun Wedding actress has been enjoying a major career resurgence since a whole new audience discovered her through The White Lotus.
Fans were shocked and disappointed when Coolidge’s character, Tanya McQuoid, was killed off during the season two finale.
One fan who was super upset is Jennifer Aniston, who recently told E! News she’s obsessed with the show.
When E!’s reporter suggested the Friends star, 54, might avenge Coolidge’s character, the Emmy winner was all in.
‘I want Jennifer Coolidge,’ she exclaimed, ‘I love her.’
Speaking to US Weekly in February, a Coolidge insider said that all of the star’s overwhelming success hasn’t gone to her head.
‘She’s still the same person she always was but the fame and recognition has made things different,’ explained the source, who added that Jennifer is ‘living way more comfortably now’ as a result of her comeback.
‘She’s got a lot more opportunities coming her way and her days are way busier than they used to be. The fact it’s been so well-received and celebrated has been life-changing.’
They added: ‘For her, it’s like all the hard work paid off and then some. She’s still pinching herself that it’s actually happening.’