Despite being a sought-after Hollywood star, Michelle Pfeiffer manages to fly mostly under the radar. Fiercely private, yet totally captivating onscreen and in person, she invites a certain intrigue that makes you wish you knew more about her. And although she tends to stay pretty buttoned up on matters both personal and professional, this much is evident — Pfeiffer has come a long way since her first role in the 1979 TV series Delta House as “the bombshell.” Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about the stunning star.
She dislikes giving interviews with a passion
For an actor with such an impressive body of work, you won’t find a ton of incredibly telling interviews with Pfeiffer on record. Not only is the star notoriously private, but in an interview with director Darren Aronofsky for Interview magazine, she also admitted she has a strong distaste for the idea actors should be obligated to do interviews. At the onset of her interview with Aronofsky, Pfeiffer jokingly asked, “Did anyone forewarn you that I’m maybe, like, the worst interviewee that ever was?” Then, in all seriousness, Pfeiffer detailed her typical less-than-enthusiastic approach to interviews.
“I thought it was very clever to have you because I usually don’t feel any responsibility to give up anything. I sort of bide my time until the interview is over, and I can be pretty withholding,” she told Aronofsky. “But now, because I like you, I have to make an effort.”