Michelle Pfeiffer Talks Younger Men & Parenting with 'Parade'
Here’s what the 54-year-old Dark Shadows actress had to share:
On working with younger leading men: “They get younger and younger. I went from Ashton [Kutcher] to Rupert [Friend] to Zac Efron in New Year’s Eve. If I keep on like this, I’m going to get into X-rated material! Well, that’s what happens with men and their leading ladies, right? I was acting in The Russia House opposite Sean Connery when he was turning 60.”
On her husband, TV writer-producer David E. Kelley: “I chose really well with David. I got really lucky. And 19 years later, I never take him for granted. I’ve never met a person who has more integrity than my husband. I respect that. There’s his humor and intelligence, too, and he’s really cute, all those things – but if you don’t respect your partner, you’ll get sick of him.”
On parenting versus acting: “Being a parent is the hardest thing in the world … the psychological toll it takes on you because these lives are in your hands. I take it very seriously. Just when you think you’ve got your kids figured out, they change on you. For somebody who’s controlling, you can’t control it. Of course, I don’t think I’m controlling, but that’s what I’ve been told!”