Michelle Pfeiffer Made An Impressive Comeback To Hollywood With 4 New Films Released In 2017

Date November 20, 2017

It's been four years since we last saw the spectacular actress Michelle Pfeiffer performing on the big screen. But The Witches of Eastwick star made an impressive comeback to Hollywood, showing everyone that she is not ready to end her acting career just yet.


This autumn, Michelle Pfeiffer gave a lot of interviews, promoting one of her latest projects – Murder On The Orient Express. During these talks, the actress shared some of the details from the new chapter of her acting career.

It's time to get back to work

One of the main reasons why we did not see much of Michelle Pfeiffer on the big screen was her decision to focus on family. The actress literally put her acting career on hold so that she could pay more attention to her kids, Claudia Rose and John Henry. But as soon as her daughter and son grew up and headed to college, Pfeiffer started to make her way back to Hollywood.

In an interview with NBC's Today, Pfeiffer recalled the moment she made the decision:

When they started applying for colleges, I thought, 'OK, it is time'.

And we had to admit her reappearance in Hollywood was quite impressive. In 2017 alone, the actress joined four different projects. The role of Ruth Madoff in HBO's TV movie The Wizard of Lies earned the 59-year-old actress an Emmy nomination. Then, there were two Hollywood films: Where Is Kyra? directed by Andrew Dosunmu, and Mother! directed by Darren Aronofsky.


In November 2017, the world saw one of her latest works so far – Kenneth Branagh’s brand-new adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express. Even when still at the filming stage, this project was drawing a lot of attention because of its star-studded cast. Along with Michelle Pfeiffer, the film casts some of the biggest Hollywood stars, like Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, and Penélope Cruz.

On filming Murder On The Orient Express: “It was intimidating”

When talking about her role in the Agatha Christie novel's remake, Michelle Pfeiffer described her experience as “intimidatingand her role as challenging.” When talking to Today's Savannah Guthrie, Pfeiffer admitted that at first, she was nervous because she was going to work with all these experienced and talented people she has “admired over the years.”


In an interview with the New York Times, the actress also recalled how she cried when meeting the legendary Judi Dench because she was “completely star-struck.”

As for the actress' plans for the future, it looks like Michelle Pfeiffer does not plan to decelerate. The next film starring Pfeiffer – Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and the Waspis due for release in July 2018.

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