Michelle Pfeiffer poses for first magazine cover in years, recalls being 'terrified' on 'Scarface' set



Michelle Pfeiffer has not posed for a cover of Interview magazine since 1988 -- but it's as if no time has passed.

The 58-year-old actress slays in the April issue of the publication, and gives a rare interview with director Darren Aronofsky, whose film, Mother!, she stars in alongside Aronofsky's girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence.

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"I was thinking today, 'Why do I hate being interviewed so much? How can I explain this to poor Darren who has to do this dastardly interview with me?'" she quips. "And I think it may be that I have this constant fear that I'm a fraud and that I'm going to be found out. It's true."

The three-time Oscar nominee explains that despite her flourishing movie career, she doesn't have "any formal training."

"I didn't come from Juilliard. I was just getting by and learning in front of the world," she continues. "So I've always had this feeling that one day they're going to find out that I'm really a fraud, that I really don't know what I'm doing."

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In 1983's Scarface, Pfeiffer starred as Elvira Hancock opposite Al Pacino and recalls being "terrified" while shooting the controversial crime film. "I think I was able to hide behind the tough exterior of that character, who was just sort of tuned out and tuned off, drugged," she recalls of the six-month shoot. "Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and I were really the only females. It was a boys' club. And it was also the nature of the relationship, for Tony Montana to be very dismissive of my character. So I would go to sleep some nights crying."

Pfeiffer has not starred in a movie since The Family in 2013, but says she "never lost [her] love for acting."

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"I feel really at home on the movie set. I'm a more balanced person honestly when I'm working," she shares. "But I was pretty careful about where I shot, how long I was away, whether or not it worked out with the kids' schedule. And I got so picky that I was unhirable. And then ... I don't know, time just went on."

Pfeiffer now has three projects in the works, including HBO's The Wizard of Lies, Aronofsky's Mother! and a remake of Murder on the Orient Express.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 11: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the Television Academy's 23rd Hall of Fame induction gala at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer (L) and writer/executive producer David E. Kelley arrive at the premiere screening of Amazon's 'Goliath' at The London on September 29, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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ROISSY-EN-FRANCE, FRANCE - OCTOBER 16: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the 'Malavita' premiere on October 16, 2013 in Roissy-en-France, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/WIREIMAGE REQUIRED) Michelle Pfeiffer attends photocall for 'The Family' at The Dorchester on October 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)
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SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 27: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer arrives at the 8th annual Elyse Walker Pink Party hosted by Michelle Pfeiffer to benefit Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Program held at HANGAR:8 on October 27, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Pink Party)
SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 27: Michelle Pfeiffer arrives at the 8th Annual Pink Party held at Hangar 8 on October 27, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Michelle Pfeiffer attends La Cite Du Cinema Launch, in Saint-Denis. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)
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