Michelle Pfeiffer Talks About Aging In Hollywood: "Looking Great For My Age Is Okay Now"
Michelle Pfeiffer revealed how aging in Hollywood “can wreak havoc on your psyche” while promoting her new film The Family, co-staring Robert De Niro.
“Having to watch yourself on a giant movie screen is simply not natural. It can wreak havoc on your psyche… But once you get over a certain hump there actually is less pressure. You can begin to look great for your age. You don’t have to look young anymore. I’ve moved over to that other side – I’m 55, which is a little too close to 60, but looking great for my age is okay now,” Pfeiffer told Ladies’ Home Journal.
In an interview with CNN, Pfeiffer admitted that she would never say never to the idea of plastic surgery.
"Who cares, if it makes them feel better about themselves," Pfeiffer said.
Pfeiffer credits her vegan diet and exercise habits for her good looks, saying that she decided to go vegan after watching a CNN special titled “The Last Heart Attack.”
“And, while it’s open to debate, if there’s any chance we can prevent a lot of chronic illnesses by the way we eat, why not try it? So I cut out meat and dairy and after two months my cholesterol shot down 83 points. I also try to exercise five days a week – I run, do free weights,” Pfeiffer revealed.
The actress is currently doing press for her new comedy action movie The Family, in which she plays Robert De Niro’s wife. Pfieffer will appear on the October cover of Ladies' Home Journal.
The Family, from writer-director Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita), is currently out in theaters and also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron and John D’Leo. Released Sept. 13, the film was number 2 at the weekend box-office with $14.5 million gross.
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