Michelle Pfeiffer 'Always Looking' to Simplify

02/20/2009 at 11:00 AM ET
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The decision to scale back her career to focus on family was almost certainly difficult for actress Michelle Pfeiffer, but necessary all the same. In a new interview with The Scotsman the 50-year-old Dangerous Liaisons star says that she’s “always looking for ways to simplify life,” and that raising Claudia Rose, 15, and John Henry, 14, while simultaneously running a production company “pushed the limit” of her energies. “I love acting and I love making movies, but the business side of film-making was getting in the way,” Michelle explains.

Now that she’s returned to the set in earnest — her new film Cheri opens next month — Michelle admits that her kids are familiar with the film-making process. At the same time, she doesn’t hesitate to keep them at arm’s length depending on the material. “My children are old enough to understand what mommy does for a living,” she notes, adding,

“I take them on set whenever possible, but it’s better for me if they’re not there at difficult scenes. You’ve always got all these plates spinning in the air.”

Claudia and John are Michelle’s children with husband David E. Kelley.

Source: The Scotsman

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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LauraCo on

Is it just me or does that woman look better and better with age?

jess on

oh she looks better with age!! she’s always been beautiful but she is stunning now.

Amber on

Where can I find this fountain of youth? Somebody, please.

Bella on

Michelle Pfeiffer looks amazing! She’s one of my favourite actors and from what I’ve read, I respect her for the decisions she’s made and the way she’s raised her children.

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