Since breaking her way back into the limelight Michelle Pfeiffer’s age and success in Hollywood has been at the center of her comeback. This year she starred alongside Robert De Niro in the crime comedy The Family, which saw her playing De Niro’s younger wife. Most likely because she’s a woman, much emphasis was put on Pfeiffer’s aging during the press tour for the film.
Now the 55-year-old actress opens up about plastic surgery and if it should be a viable option to women who are aging in an industry that needs females to be ‘forever young.’ Despite that fact, Pfeiffer seems to have everything in perspective when it comes to aging:
“It’s OK that I don’t look 30 or 40 any more. It’s OK with me, it’s enough for me. Would I like to look 30 or 40? Well, yeah! But, you know? We all get here eventually.”
And what about plastic surgery? It seems to be a big option for many young actresses in Hollywood. For Michelle Pfeiffer she said that it’s all about moderation:
“If I thought it would look better, I would [have plastic surgery]. I’m all about, ‘Do it so you can’t tell it’s been done.’ You know what? I’m good with that. But I think people just want more and more until eventually that strange body dysmorphia happens.”
Back in September Michelle discussed that she still feels anxiety and pressure of just being in the business despite having a lengthy career. At the time she told Ladies’ Home Journal:
“I still think I’m going to be fired in the first week… Always..I guess it’s fear of failure.”
Pfeiffer recently told The Times about the pressures of the industry:
“There’s so much pressure to stay young [in Hollywood]. And one of the things about being on the other side of the hump is that it isn’t easy to watch yourself age on screen. It’s not natural and nobody should have to do that.”
Do you think Michelle Pfeiffer has the right idea about aging and plastic surgery?