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June 4th, 2012
02:14 PM ET

Michelle Pfeiffer on her role in "Scarface": "I was hungry ... I was playing a coke addict and I couldn't eat"

Coming up this evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" goes with global team coverage, as Piers Morgan handles The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II from his-native London, while the doctor - Dr. Sanjay Gupta - is in back stateside.

Keeping the chair warm in studio, CNN's Emmy Award winning chief medical correspondent welcomes Michelle Pfeiffer for an honest and engaging face to face interview.

Well-known for such films as "Grease 2" and "The Fabulous Baker Boys," the blonde starlet shares details of her screen test for another famous film, Oliver Stone's 1983 cult classic "Scarface."

Auditioning to star opposite Al Pacino, Pfeiffer drew more than rave review. She also drew blood:

"It just was one of those things where it just sort of happened - and cut and there was blood everywhere," she tells Gupta. "They were looking and they were checking me. They couldn't find any cuts. And then they looked over at Al and it was him. And so I had broken dishes and - and, obviously, some glass had flown his way."

Praised for her performance as Elvira Hancock, the main character's wife, the Golden Globe Award winner confesses she felt more starving, than she did sexy:

"Did I feel hot? No, actually, I was hungry. I was playing a coke addict and I couldn't eat. And by the end of it...it went long. You know, it was supposed to be probably a four month shoot and it - it stretched out to six months. And I was really hungry by the end of it."

Tune in this evening at 9 p.m., as Gupta and Pfeiffer talk beauty and aging, as the 54-year-old mother of two shares secrets to her still-youthful glow.
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  1. Dooby

    Her "still-youthful glow" comes courtesy of the finest plastic surgeons that money can buy. Puhleeze.

    June 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Johan Isberg

    Pierce Morgan is a crock. I miss Larry King. Get rid of him. The sooner, the better...

    June 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Tyler

    She looks incredible! She's also never had work done. It's called diet and exercise. You should all try it sometime. And she's got a brilliant make up artist.

    June 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. janet

    sanjay needs help ! give him some better questions !

    June 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Kiki

    Whats the name of the book she read on preventing heart desease?

    June 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Judy

    I've always liked Michelle Pfeiffer in her movie roles, but must say that I was totally shocked to hear her speak without a script. Her excessive use of "You know", "Like", "Umm" over and over made her sound like a complete idiot, and was very distracting. I felt very sorry for Sanjay, who was the consummate host. CNN should have picked a better advocate for veganism!

    June 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jesus

      miguel non so se sei sveglio!! non pui gicuidare dagli sreenshoot! traggono sempre in inganno. mi ricordo mp3,dalle immagini sembrava un gioco da n64. vediti dei trailer e dimmi se non rimani a bocca aperta, delle cose che non pensavo potessero mai entrare su wii.allora ho capito una cosa:non la nostra povera console a essere poco potente, sono state le terze parti a infangare il nome del wii con grafiche schifose. basta metterci un p di duro lavoro e anche il wii ci diventa "next-gen"(solo graficamente, perch il wii molto pi next-gen,di qualsiasi altra console)

      June 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Susan

    Piers and Sanjay are my favorite interviewers! Merv Griffin was good (I'm showing my age) but no one since him has been the same. Piers is actually outstanding whether he is interviewing a politician, or someone highly scientific, or a cook – the whole spectrum of interests and personalities – he always has great questions and a way with people. Michelle is a natural, no work done beauty and totally unpretentious. I dont think she is comfortable being interviewed but that's what makes her refreshing, just seeing her be herself. More power to her that she has had a successful loving healthy marriage – she is a role model.

    June 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Delawarean

    What a horrible, pointless, stupid interview – Sanjay & Michelle Pfeiffer. It was really annoying to hear her say "ummm" every other word....she sounded like a brain dead beach blonde. Its hard to beleive she's an actress who has been in many movies. Was she high or drugged up ? VERY sad.

    June 5, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Deepti

      sembra ke le kritike siano state cotirutstve x konamida questi screen sembra k si possa angolare finalmente il tiro!!!!!!!quello k aveva rovinato questo fantastico gioco era proprio quelloarrivavi davanti al portiere e muovendo il nunchuk segnavi1 p troppo facile x ki dopo 1 azione spettacolare ,grazi eai controlli wii ,invece di tirare nel 7 segna il portere cn 1 tiro rasoterraSPERIAMO BENE

      June 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. LUCKY

    That interview was excruiatingly painful to watch. The love struck teenager interviewing the movie star. Clip after clip of movies. The hardships of being beautiful & the difficulities of the Catsuit. Coal miners & factory workers must thank their lucky stars they don't have to endure putting on a Halloween costume & then being paid millions to act. Oh the horror!!

    Sanjay stick to medicine. The interview was worse then watching paint dry. Michelle, you don't do interviews…good decision

    June 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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