Michelle Pfeiffer, 63, says she never RETIRED but rather just worked less for her kids

Michelle Pfeiffer says she was taken back by claims she had retired from acting when she was just trying to raise a family.

The First Lady actress, 63, reflected on her decision to take a break from Hollywood for around five years after the attention on her and her family made things difficult for her kids Claudia, now 29, and John, 27, when they were growing up .

‘It was, “Well, I’ll only shoot in the summer, and I’ll only shoot here, and I’ll only blah, blah, blah, blah,” and finally it was just too much trouble to hire me, ‘she told The Hollywood Reporterwho she posed for a stunning sunset orange gown.

Shocked: Michelle Pfeiffer was taken back by claims she had retired from acting when she was just trying to raise a family (pictured April 2022)

Pfeiffer and her husband David E. Kelley moved their family away from Los Angeles, landing in Northern California’s Woodside which is in the Silicon Valley area.

And after five years she was surprised by the way others saw her career.

She added: ‘I would start to hear that I had retired, and I’d be like, “Wait, no.”‘

Michelle – who has appeared in movies such as Scarface, Grease 2, The Witches of Eastwick and Batman Returns – admitted the move was down to the more challenging aspects of life in the spotlight, and it became even more of an issue with children.

Much-needed break: The First Lady actress, 63, reflected on her decision to take a break from Hollywood for around five years after the attention on her and her family made things difficult for her kids

Much-needed break: The First Lady actress, 63, reflected on her decision to take a break from Hollywood for around five years after the attention on her and her family made things difficult for her kids

Limited: She told the outlet, 'It was,

Limited: She told the outlet, ‘It was, “Well, I’ll only shoot in the summer, and I’ll only shoot here, and I’ll only blah, blah, blah, blah,” and finally it was just too much trouble to hire me,’

Simply rumors: She added: 'I would start to hear that I had retired, and I'd be like,

Simply rumors: She added: ‘I would start to hear that I had retired, and I’d be like, “Wait, no.”‘

For the kids: Michelle admitted the move was down to the more challenging aspects of life in the spotlight, and it became even more of an issue with children.

For the kids: Michelle admitted the move was down to the more challenging aspects of life in the spotlight, and it became even more of an issue with children.

Scary moments: Pfeiffer pictured 2007 with her husband and two children Claudia and John

Scary moments: Pfeiffer pictured 2007 with her husband and two children Claudia and John

Her children were too young to understand what was going on, their mother’s fame not a concept they could figure out yet.

A few years later, that changed when her daughter was in second or third grade, while they were still in LA.

She recalled: ‘My daughter came home from school one day, and she said, “Mom, I know when someone’s coming up to talk to me because they want to be my friend or because you’re my mom.”

‘And I asked, “How?” and she said, “Well, if they’re older and they talk to me for too long, it’s not because they want to be my friend.”

Famous mother: Her children were too young to understand what was going on, their mother's fame not a concept they could figure out yet

Famous mother: Her children were too young to understand what was going on, their mother’s fame not a concept they could figure out yet

Learning as they grow: A few years later, Michelle's daughter Claudia (pictured 2007) told her that she knew when 'someone's coming up to talk to me because they want to be my friend or because you're my mom'

Learning as they grow: A few years later, Michelle’s daughter Claudia (pictured 2007) told her that she knew when ‘someone’s coming up to talk to me because they want to be my friend or because you’re my mom’

Pfeiffer shared a rare and beautiful selfie with her gorgeous daughter Claudia Rose, , to her Instagram feed in 2021.

The Oscar-nominated actress smiled in the snap wearing a floral sweetheart top alongside her daughter, who was in a fierce shade of red.

‘Out on the town with my girl,’ Michelle wrote in the caption, along with a heart emoji.

Both mother and daughter wore their hair down, with Michelle’s blond locks hanging straight and parted at the middle, and Claudia’s dark and curly hair cascading over one shoulder.

So cute: Pfeiffer shared a rare and beautiful selfie with her gorgeous daughter Claudia Rose to her Instagram in 2021

So cute: Pfeiffer shared a rare and beautiful selfie with her gorgeous daughter Claudia Rose to her Instagram in 2021

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