“I didn’t know any better”: Michelle Pfeiffer Hates Her 1 Own Movie With a Passion That Almost Killed Her Career Before Al Pacino Swooped In

Michelle Pfeiffer's career was doomed to fail after she starred in Grease 2!

“I didn’t know any better”: Michelle Pfeiffer Hates Her 1 Own Movie With a Passion That Almost Killed Her Career Before Al Pacino Swooped In

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  • Michelle Pfeiffer is an iconic actress who starred in teh 1982 film Grease 2 which was a disastrous failure.
  • The actor publicly revealed that he hated the film and that she didn't know any better because she was young!
  • It wasn't until Al Pacino's 1983 film, Scarface, that the actress was able to redeem herself.
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Michelle Pfeiffer, the veteran actress who has been nominated for 3 Oscars throughout her career has also seen her fair share of failures. Despite starring in iconic and notable movies like Batman Returns and Dangerous Minds, Pfeiffer almost doomed her career back in 1982.

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Starring in a musical/comedy sequel to an iconic film, Michelle Pfeiffer’s career could have ended instantly if another movie was not in the making. The actress has publicly revealed that she hates her own 1982 movie and that she didn’t know any better because she was young!

Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns (1992)
Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns (1992)

Michelle Pfeiffer Almost Ruined Her Career In 1982!

Starring in Grease 2 back in 1982, Michelle Pfeiffer thought it would be a good idea to star in a sequel to an already well-liked film. Turns out, the script for Grease 2 was way worse than the first part and Pfeiffer, who had started on her Hollywood journey, got the worst of it.

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Michelle Pfeiffer as Stephanie Zinone in Grease 2
Michelle Pfeiffer as Stephanie Zinone in Grease 2

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The actress has publicly stated several times (via Independent) that she hated working in the movie. Pfeiffer publicly acknowledged that it was a stupid decision on her side and that she didn’t know any better because she was young!

“I hated that film with a vengeance and could not believe how bad it was. At the time I was young and didn’t know any better.”

In a later interview however, the actress did not admit to hating Grease 2 and instead warned the public that they shouldn’t trust a publication that cannot even spell her name right! (via FarOut Magazine)

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“This project is and has always been so special to me and my history – One should never trust a publication to get quotes right if they can’t even bother to spell the person’s name correctly,”

It wasn’t until Al Pacino came up with the iconic 1983 movie Scarface that Michelle Pfeiffer was able to redeem herself. Starring alongside Al Pacino in Scarface, Pfeiffer saved her career from drowning and all was well.

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How Michelle Pfeiffer Got The Part In Grease 2!

Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock in a still from Scarface (1983)
Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock in a still from Scarface (1983)

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In a separate interview, Pfeiffer talked about how she got the role of Stephanie in Grease 2. Stating that she was neither a dancer nor a singer, Pfeiffer said to James Corden on The Late Late Show (via FarOut Magazine) that she just showed up and sneaked around the auditions until she was the only one standing.

“We had these dancing auditions and it was literally like A Chorus Line. This line goes, and then the next line goes, so, I kept sneaking in the back. Finally, it was only me and I did. I did get the part, shockingly enough.”

Well, starring in Grease 2 cost Pfeiffer quite a damage to her career as the 1982 film received a rating of 4.5/10 on IMDB and 35% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is currently available to stream on Paramount+ in the U.S.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.