Michelle Pfeiffer has never been one to embrace the spotlight, but she really tried to go incognito at a recent health and wellness expo in Anaheim, Calif.
The three-time Oscar nominee wore dark shades and a fake name tag as she strolled the aisles, meeting with exhibitors about a possible deal for her own product line. “She’s open to just about everything: foods, exercise equipment, vitamin supplements or natural skin care products,” a friend tells Closer. “She’s a huge advocate of clean eating and exercise.”
Michelle (left) as Ruth Madoff in The Wizard of Lies. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
With daughter Claudia, 23, and son John, 21, out of the house, Michelle finds herself with an empty nest, and she’s determined to spread her wings again. In addition to her potential endorsement deal, she’s tackling her highest-profile acting role in years, co-starring as Ruth Madoff opposite Robert DeNiro as Bernie Madoff in HBO's upcoming movie The Wizard of Lies.
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After putting work on the back burner for 15 years to raise her kids with TV producer husband David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The Practice), “Michelle finally has time to pick up where she left off with her career,” says her friend. “She worked hard researching the character, because there are questions about whether Ruth was aware of her husband’s crooked dealings. It was challenging.”
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