Michelle Pfeiffer: "I'm hoping I'm courageous enough to age gracefully."

Beauty Cred on 20 Jul 2006 at 10:26am

When I got my mail yesterday, a radiant Michelle Pfeiffer smiled at me from the cover of In Style magazine. It was kind of a surprise (albeit a pleasant once since I’ve been a fan from the moment she donned the satin “Pink Ladies” jacket in Grease 2) because Mrs. David Kelley hasn’t been in the spotlight for what seems like ages.

In fact, her last movie, White Oleander, came and went in 2002, the same year she and her family left Los Angeles for Northern California in an attempt to slow down a bit.

Just a bit.

She has a new movie, I Could Never be Your Woman, in which she falls for Paul Rudd who’s 11 years younger, coming out in September, and two – including the big screen adaptation of the musical, Hairspray – next year.

But hawking the movie doesn’t appear to be the only reason Michelle chatted with In Style. The former grocery store checkout girl opened up about life with her kids, their new house and, shock of shock given today’s celeb climate on the topic, about considering plastic surgery.

“I toy with [the idea of] it. When I'm rested, I look pretty darn OK. I can hold off on that facelift for another few years. (But) when I'm feeling weary, then I think, maybe I better make that appointment. I’ve seen some amazing looking plastic surgery. But who knows if that’s what you’ll get” she says touching on a trigger point lots of us ladies have.

Michelle says that she doesn’t feel older though “I certainly see that I’ve changed; I just try not to dwell on it. Now it’s easier than it was when I was in my early 40s. I’m over that hump. Aging happens to every single one of us. Once you accept that, it unburdens you.”

Wow. An honest to God pragmatist in Hollywood. Oh, wait, she moved north. That must be it.