It’s been a while since we’ve seen Michelle Pfeiffer grace the cover of any mag, and it’s been nearly 30 years since we’ve read an in-depth cover story about her. And so, it’s with anticipation that we welcome back Pfeiffer.
“I’m very willful, you know. I’m a survivor. It’s in my nature. I don’t look so tough, but I am.” #MichellePfeiffer interviewed by @darrenaronofsky for our April cover 📸 @mikaeljansson. Styling @georgecortina. Hair @shayashual. Makeup @diane.kendal. Manicure @ashlie_johnson. Prop styling #ColinDonahue. Cc @fabienbaron @chateaumarmont @milk @thestandard @lolaproduction
Good to see you again, Michelle. You look amazing in the limelight, as always.
The 58-year-old star is the front-cover focus of the April issue of Interview magazine, in which she is interviewed by Darren Aronofsky, the director of Black Swan. Before reading any of the words at all, we can tell you one thing: she looks fit, healthy and is glowing. It’s like she’s aged about five minutes.
How is this possible?
“I didn’t have any formal training. I didn’t come from Juilliard. I was just getting by and learning in front of the world. So I’ve always had this feeling that one day they’re going to find out that I’m really a fraud.” #MichellePfeiffer to @darrenaronofsky 📸 @mikaeljansson. Styling @georgecortina. Hair @shayashual. Makeup @diane.kendal. Manicure @ashlie_johnson. Prop styling #ColinDonahue. Cc @fabienbaron @chateaumarmont @milk @thestandard @lolaproduction #WizardofLies
Pfeiffer, who was once crowned Miss Orange County, has that ageless beauty that borders on otherworldly. She’s in that vampire-esque category along with Helen Mirren, Iman and Julianne Moore.
Is it wildly lucky genes, the handiwork of an expert cosmetic surgeon or Photoshop wiz, or maybe it’s a little dash of all three? Regardless, we’d like to know exactly what beauty products you’re using, Michelle, and what your skincare routine looks like, too. We’re willing to reorganize our budget to include a weekly peel or dermabrasion, if it’ll give us any chance of looking this fresh faced at 58.
It’s not just magazine covers that the actor is returning to. She’ll be starring in an HBO movie The Wizard of Lies, the new version of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express with Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley and Penelope Cruz, as well as Aronofsky’s upcoming Mother!, with JLaw–we can’t wait to see those two female powerhouses alongside each other.
In the Interview interview, Pfeiffer gives us a glimpse into the doubts and fears she dealt with in the early stages in her career, including how she felt like a fraud about to be found out for much of her professional life.
“I started working fairly quickly and I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have any formal training. I didn’t come from Juilliard. I was just getting by and learning in front of the world,” she told the magazine. “So I’ve always had this feeling that one day they’re going to find out that I’m really a fraud, that I really don’t know what I’m doing.”
Fake it ‘til you make it, as they say. And with three Oscar nominations under her belt, she’s made it alright. Check out the rest of the interview in the April issue of the magazine. Oh, and the photos…don’t forget about those.
This is one comeback we can’t help but stare at.