With the announcement of her being cast in a cinematic adaptation of French writer Collete’s Chéri, Michelle Pfeiffer talked to folks about the joys of being an older actress. While many think (and say) that older actresses tend to lose work as older men get even more Hollywood jobs, Pfeiffer said that her roles have become even more interesting as she’s aged.
She also talks about how it felt to turn 50:
“If you think hitting 40 is liberating, wait till you hit 50 — and I was surprised at how liberating it was,” she said. “The anticipation of something is always much worse than the reality.”
And for that, Pfeiffer is is our crush of the week. Cheri was released in Berlin, and is a contender for the top Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Good luck, Michelle!