Acting veteran Michelle Pfeiffer is returning to Hollywood, and explained why she took a brief hiatus in the first place.

MICHELLE PFEIFFER RETURNS TO HOLLYWOOD

The 58-year-old is back and will be acting opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in Mother!, as well as opposite Johnny DeppPenelope Cruz, and Daisy Ridley in Murder on the Orient Express.

The actress explained why she took a break, and it wasn’t exactly intentional. “Well, the first thing that comes to mind is I’m an empty nester now,” she told Interview magazine. “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. 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 unhirable. And then… I don’t know, time just went on.”

Pfeiffer has two children, Claudia Rose and John Henry, who managed to stay out of the public eye for having such a famous mother. Now that they’re grown, Pfeiffer has more time to take on more roles. “I’m more open now, my frame of mind, because I really want to work now, because I can,” she said.

She also described how missing out on certain roles helped fellow actors, and vice versa. “I have this weird synchronicity with Annette Bening,” she explained. “I was supposed to do Bugsy [1991]. I fell out of that. She did it, so she met Warren [Beatty]. That wouldn’t have happened. And then she was supposed to do Batman Returns [1992]. She fell out of that. I replaced her. So, we’re always kind of tag-teaming.”

In addition to her upcoming film roles, Pfeiffer will also star alongside Robert De Niro in an HBO docudrama about Bernie Madoff called The Wizard Of Lies. That will debut May 20, see the trailer below.