Michelle Pfeiffer reveals why she stepped away from Hollywood


Actress Michelle Pfeiffer, who took a break from Hollywood after the 2013 film The Family, says she is still in love with acting.

The three-time Oscar nominee explained her four-year absence to Interview magazine, saying, “Well, the first thing that comes to mind is I’m an empty-nester now. I’ve never lost my love for acting. I feel really at home on the movie set. I’m a more balanced person, honestly, when I’m working.”

Michelle continued, “But I was pretty careful about where I shot, how long I was away, whether or not it worked out with the kids’ schedule. And I got so picky that I was unhireable. And then… I don’t know, time just went on.”

“And now, you know, when the student is ready, the teacher appears. I’m more open now, my frame of mind because I really want to work now because I can.”

Michelle shares two children – Claudia, 23, and John, 22 – with writer and husband David E Kelley.