Michelle Pfeiffer reveals why she took hiatus in the noughties as she was one of the most prominent actresses during the ’80s and 90s. She starred in Scarface and Dangerous Liaisons and received 3 Academy Award noms.
So when the now 62-year-old actress took 4-year hiatus, her fans from all over the world assumed she had gone into retirement.
Michelle Pfeiffer talks about her 4-year hiatus.
In an interview with Stellar magazine for the Australian newspaper, Michelle revealed she disappeared from the spotlight simply because she’d been working a lot.
When asked about her not accepting film roles, she replied, “When I was working, I was working a lot. So I think the audience got used to seeing me a lot. So I had a long break.”
She added that she took ‘smaller roles’ when she made a comeback in 2007 following her first hiatus.
Michelle also revealed why she believes her 30-year marriage with David (64) has gone the distance. “We’re contrasting enough to keep each other interested. However, we’re unbelievably compatible. I believe our priorities are well-matched. And I chose well. I picked a really good one.”
Michelle’s recent role sees her star in the coming dark comedy French Exit. She plays an indigent Manhattan widow (Frances Price), who shifts to Paris with her son (Malcolm) and a pet cat.
Frances is on the edge of an emotional breakdown while under the impression that her pet cat, who talks, embodies the spirit of her dead husband.
Michelle talked about her character in an interview with Tom & Country magazine.
She said, “There’s something amazingly liberating about somebody who speaks her mind freely. She can be rude and very blunt at times, but I loved her take no prisoners attitude. We live our entire lives trying to be polite and not upset the apple cart. But she doesn’t really have any of that.”
Talking about her future career, she said, “I wish to do more theatre. I’ve got too much on my plate at the moment, however, that’s the thing I desire that I had been able to do more of.”