It’s one thing to have your name dropped in one song, but two? For Michelle Pfeiffer that’s exactly what happened when her name was used in not only “Riptide” by Vance Joy—”Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you’ve ever seen,” but Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars— “This hit, that ice cold, Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold.”
The 59-year-old actress appeared on The Graham Norton show with her cast mates from the upcoming movie, “Murder on the Orient Express,” where Graham brought up the song and asked what Pfeiffer’s reaction was to the song.
“I was incredibly flattered, it was very cool,” Pfeiffer said shyly. “It was a little embarrassing at times. You know, car pool with the kids and it comes on and my son’s like ugh (makes embarrassed face). I love the song.”
Even the Golden Globe winner was confused by all the attention, asking “what’s going on?” Both songs were released in 2014, a time when Pfeiffer was mostly absent from the big screen. Her last movie role was in 2013’s “The Family” with Robert DeNiro before taking a break to be with her children, now ages 23 and 24 with husband and TV writer and producer David E. Kelley.
“You know, I wish I could really take credit for making this big sort of sacrifice, but it sort of just evolved. I guess my priorities maybe shifted,” she told Savannah Guthrie on the TODAY show. “We moved out of Los Angeles. The older the kids got, it became more and more difficult to say ‘yes.’ I became pickier and pickier. And at some point, I became unhireable. That was really the real reason why I hadn’t worked.”
The 59-year-old is back with a vengeance, recently re-emerging in 2017 with several films, including her role as Ruth Mader in HBO’s made-for-TV movie “Wizard of Lies,” “Mother!,” “Where Is Kyra?,” “Murder on The Orient Express,” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” due out in 2018.
Looks like Michelle Pfeiffer is back in business.