IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Michelle Pfeiffer sizzling on big screen again

/ Source: Access Hollywood

The one and only Michelle Pfeiffer steamed up the screen back in 1989 as a sexy singing siren in "The Fabulous Baker Boys."

And now, she's back and belting it out on the big screen once again, this time in "Hairspray."

Access Hollywood's Tony Potts caught up with Michelle in Las Vegas during ShoWest to talk about her new film.

"Is it terrifying or fun to go back into a musical and do this?" Tony asked.

"Well it's both. It always sounds like so much fun and then it becomes terrifying once you realize how much work you have to do," Michelle laughed.

It's been five years since the feisty Pfeiffer has appeared on the big screen, and she makes her triumphant return as Velma von Tussle in "Hairspray" alongside John Travolta.

"I moved and sort of was really just liking being with the kids and the family for awhile," she said of her absence. "Now that I'm working again, I realize I really like this stuff."

Happily married for 13 years to "Boston Legal" and "Ally McBeal" creator David E. Kelley, Pfeiffer has relished the life of raising her two children — Claudia Rose and John Henry — away from Hollywood in the comforts of Northern California.

"Have they figured out what you and your husband do?" Tony asked about he kids.

"They're 12 and 14 so they're pretty hip to what's going on. I don't know that they're really that impressed," she laughed.

A natural womanBefore her marriage to Kelley, Michelle adopted Claudia Rose as a single woman. As a result, she has the utmost respect for other adopting Hollywood moms like Angelina Jolie and Madonna.

"Was it much tougher back then to do and pull off than you think it is today?" asked Tony.

"Oh God no. I think it's much tougher today," she said. "Honestly, I do think that. Nothing is sacred anymore and it's too bad."

And as she approaches the big 5-0, Michelle looks as fabulous as ever — and it's all without plastic surgery.

"I don't have anything against it and I think it's really the pressure on women. It's hard aging these days," she explained. "If one day, I look in the mirror and I just can't stand it anymore, than maybe."

Michelle also revealed how complete strangers will walk up and thank her for staying au natural.

"You mentioned something about a woman that walked up to you and made your day," Tony said.

"By commenting on my breasts," Michelle replied. "I made her feel sexy about her small breasts and that made me feel really good."

"So you walked out of there like 'Wow'?" Tony joked.

"I'm hot!" she laughed.

"You're just figuring that out now?" Tony said.

Catch Michelle in "Hairspray" when it hits theaters July 20.