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Michelle Pfeiffer On love and family By Dotson Rader

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Walter Scott,s

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fact, show creator and executive producer Mike Kelley has a confession to make: “My dark secret is that I’ve never been to the Hamptons,” he says.

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Does Jennifer Lopez work with a stylist on American Idol each week? —Chelsea Nicole, Norfolk, Va.

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Q: I’ve heard rumors about another sequel to Three Men and a Baby. Is it happening? —Laura Carr, Johnstown, Pa.

Separated at Birth?

A: A sequel has long

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It’s Agent K ! Tommy Lee Jones (left) and Josh Brolin (right) play the same character in Men in Black 3—but 40 years apart, as Will Smith’s Agent J travels back to the ’60s to save his pal. Director Barry Sonnenfeld reveals all about this cinematic double take.

This wasn’t about imitating Tommy but embodying who K was decades ago. The audience learns that K used to be open and optimistic; we also discover why he eventually closed himself off. That was the challenge: playing the same guy but one with a different outlook. Josh was the only person I wanted. I thought his performance as George W. Bush [in 2008’s W.] was extraordinary. It wasn’t an impersonation; it was an interpretation. Josh studied Tommy’s voice, which has this moving, often sad lilt to it. On the set, he’d listen to the first two movies. The result is so uncanny people ask me if Tommy dubbed the entire movie (he didn’t!). You think you’re watching the same guy play one part. It didn’t hurt that both men happen to be handsome, are about the same height, have enormous heads, and are not afraid of ghosts, which I am.”

Q: I love Leslie Bibb b on GCB. Is her southern n accent real? —Sara Hudson, Delray Beach, Fla.

A: Bibb, 37, says

she “grew up in thee sticks of Virginia, in Nelson County, where people have a thick accent,” but she works with

a di dial dialect alec e coach to occa occasionally cas give it a Da Dallas all inflection for the show. “I grew up around southern women,” she ad adds, “and they’re strong, funny, and fierce.” p Leslie Bibb

been in development, and the original stars are still interested. “Disney has a script for Three Men and a Bride,” says Steve Guttenberg, 53, “and it’s a great story.” The actor, who just released a memoir, The Guttenberg Bible, says his costars gave

Lopez works with stylists Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi, but she knows how to dress her famous bod. “Her style is classic but still cool, fun, and chic,” Haenn says. And how long does it take this diva to get cameraready? Find out at Parade.com/idol.

him pointers on working with kids. “Tom Selleck and Ted Danson were dads, and they taught me that you’ve got to have a sense of humor.”

PEmily’s Hamptons house on Revenge

Q: Do they actually

film the series Revenge in the Hamptons? —J. Rosen, Houston

A: The show is filmed

on soundstages in Los Angeles; with the magic of blue-screen technology, the Atlantic coastline is added during postproduction. In

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CARRIE’S NEW SOUND

JUDI, JUDI, JUDI! Dame Dench moves to India (along with fellow Brits Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, and others) to what she thinks is a retirement resort only to find The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a run-down establishment under endless renovation, in this gem of a culture-clash film. (Rated PG-13)

For a sassy summer anthem, check out “Good Girl,” the first single off Carrie Underwood’s fourth album, Blown Away. It’s Loretta Lynn meets Joan Jett.

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COPS ON THE ROCKS Common Law is a buddy-detective series with a twist: These partners (Michael Ealy, left, and Warren Kole) have such a contentious relationship that they’ve been ordered into couples counseling. (USA, Fridays, 10 p.m. ET)

PASSPORT TO PARIS

THE LUCKIEST DAY IN BASEBALL? Ninety-seven years ago today, a Red Sox newbie named Babe Ruth hit the first of his 714 home runs (against the Yankees, no less). But the Sultan of Swat wasn’t the only player to have a May 6 moment. On this day in baseball history:

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1961

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Willie Mays was born.

Roger Maris hit his 100th home run.

Darryl Strawberry debuted with the New York Mets, launching a 26-homer Rookie of the Year season.

Take a virtual tour of Paris with these four new books, which are almost as satisfying as a transatlantic trip. Alice Kaplan’s Dreaming in French looks at how living in the City of Light influenced three very different young women, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis. Amy Thomas’s Paris, My Sweet takes a chocoholic’s approach to the capital’s gourmet delights. And both Eloisa James’s Paris in Love and Jane Paech’s sumptuously photographed A Family in Paris are memoirs of the city’s many pleasures and peculiarities. Merveilleux!

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Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said that you listened to â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s AM music from the backseat of your parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; car and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s FM songs in your Datsun. Tell us about that car of yours. It was silver when I got it, but then I had it painted cherry red for $99.99. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grow up with any money, so whatever we wanted we had to earnâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that car, my car insurance, my gas. What are some of your memories of the songs you chose? We had dances in the junior high gym, and I would just wait for something like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cherishâ&#x20AC;? to come on and hope that the right person would ask me to slow dance. And when I had my ďŹ rst kiss, I remember thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never My Love,â&#x20AC;? because this was

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going to be itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the guy that never leaves me. And what about the music in your house with the real Mr. Right? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so great. I was one of those moms who said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care what instrument you play, but you have to play one.â&#x20AC;? My older son plays bass, my younger son guitar and piano, and Tom plays guitar. So thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always something going on at our house.

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Do you ever serenade your husband? Early on in our dating years we would sing all of Jackson Browneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Late for the Sky album to each other. We have very, very similar tastes in music. What do you love to do on Sundays? Sunday is always family dinnerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we get everybody together whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in town, and that means extended family, because a lot of my family is in L.A. My brother is an excellent cook; so is my sister. Sometimes, if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s me [whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hosting], weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do Chinese takeout. [laughs] The Greek side of me deďŹ -

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nitely loves a good meal, a lot of laughing, loud discussions. Your first big acting break was on a Brady Bunch episode. Which Brady did you have a crush on? I was about 16 when I got the show, and I played a cheerleader. I was a bit like, “I can’t b believ believe e eve e I’m m here. I’m just gonna stand back g and watch.” I did a tthink that Greg was kind of cute. k You’re a famously nice person; is it extra fun to play a nasty lawyer on The Good Wife? You have no idea! That’s why I took the role. I’ve played so many moms, best friends, sisters, and understanding people. I said, “Is there nobody out there I can play who’s kind of cranky?” About a week later, The Good Wife came up, and I was like, “I’m in!” What’s the sweetest thing about your husband? He leaves me notes, by the phone or the coffeemaker. I keep them all. He also sends me pictures from his phone all day—where he is, what he’s doing, something he saw. And how does he feel about the album? He is so happy. He does this thing: “Oh, honey, that’s my favorite track.” And then, “No, this one’s my favorite.” And then, “You know what? Now this one’s my favorite.” He’s all over the map; it’s so funny.

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A: As moms everywhere know, breast-feeding is natural and sometimes has to be done in public. The law generally supports a mom’s right to do so, and even asking this woman to cover up could have legal ramifications. But Everyday Etiquette author Patricia Rossi has this suggestion: “Talk to the school principal about designating a comfortable, quiet place for breast-feeding. You can then offer the mom use of the room as a place away from noise and germs.” (Of course, she could also consider the feelings of others and try to feed her son before or after a school event.) —Judith Newman Send your questions to Parade.com/mannerup

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“There are people who are probably much less tormented by the whole thing than I am,” this very private star says of fame.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

WHAT SHE KNOWS NOW

The Dark Shadows star steps back into the spotlight and opens up about younger leading men, grown-up kids, and the secret to staying in love

michelle pfeiffer greets me with an air kiss and introduces her husband, TV writerBY DOTSON producer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The RADER Practice, Harry’s Law), at whose office in Burbank, Calif., we are meeting. Kelley— handsome, bemused—kisses his wife. “We won’t be long, I promise,” Pfeiffer tells him as she leads me to a room across the hall, laughing flirtatiously, a woman used to handling men. She settles in next to an open window, looking ethereally beautiful in the afternoon sun, casually dressed in slim, tailored black jeans and a beige silk blouse worn unbuttoned over a fitted white T-shirt. A diaphanous, flowered silk scarf hangs loose against her elegant neck. Everything about her, from her appearance to the sound of her soft voice, seems exquisitely feminine, like costly perfume. We talk for several hours about things that mat-

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ter greatly to her: family, friends, the career that serendipitously brought her from a grocery checkout line to enduring stardom. Pfeiffer, 54, grew up near Los Angeles, one of four kids in a working-class family. Her mom was a homemaker, her dad an air-conditioning contractor. An indifferent student, dreamy, a bit lost, she hung out with surfers at the beach. She thought about becoming a court stenographer someday, maybe a psychologist—she May 6, 2012 • 9

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LADY AND THE VAMP With Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows. “I had always wanted to work with Johnny,” says Pfeiffer. “He’s so nice and fun. We just laughed and worked really hard.”

wasn’t sure. In 1978 she entered the Miss Orange County beauty pageant and won; a pageant judge who was also a talent agent took her on. Her first notable films were 1982’s Grease 2 and, a year later, Scarface, opposite Al Pacino. But she says it wasn’t until 1987 and The Witches of Eastwick that people started recognizing her and stopped asking, “Are you Debbie Harry?” Oscar nominations for Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and Love Field followed. Her latest film is Dark Shadows (opening May 11), which reunites her with Tim Burton, who directed her as Catwoman in 1992’s Batman Returns. It’s an adaptation of the gothic soap opera that aired from 1966 to 1971 and with which she was “obsessed” as a kid, she says. In late June, she’ll costar in the family drama People Like Us. Before Kelley, Pfeiffer was not especially lucky in love. An early marriage to actor Peter Horton failed, and she was romantically linked with Val Kilmer, John Malkovich, and Michael Keaton. After a three-year relationship with Fisher Stevens ended, Pfeiffer decided to start a family on her own, initiating adoption proceedings. A couple of months before finalizing the adoption of her daughter, Claudia Rose, in March 1993, she met Kelley on a blind date; they married later that year, and she got pregnant with their son, John Henry, on their wedding night. The family is now based near San Francisco. PARADE You and your husband will celebrate your 19th anniversary this year. How do you judge whether a person in your life is going to be that solid for you, whether they’re worth the effort?

I haven’t met a ton of people who meet that criteria. [laughs] It takes years for me to trust; I know that about myself. A lot of it is because I am so private, and so reluctant to make myself vulnerable. You have to be vulnerable to have real intimacy with people. It’s a two-way street, you know? Eventually I do get there, but not with very many people. I have it with David, of course. Why the fear of vulnerability?

Well, it is part of the hand you’re dealt when you become a celebrity. Nobody would consciously decide to become guarded and self-protective. I was very open when I was younger, but celebrity teaches you. You learn to cope with the intense scrutiny.

hoodwinked here? Why did I do this?” From the beginning you have to choose well. If you choose badly, no matter what you do, it’s going to fail and you’re going to be unhappy. A lot of it is luck. I chose really well with David. I got really lucky. You met on a blind date?

Yes, and for once it was the right person at exactly the right time! [laughs] And 19 years later, I never take him for granted. I’ve never met a person who has more integrity than my husband. I respect that. There’s his humor and intelligence, too, and he’s really cute, all those things—but if you don’t respect your partner, you’ll get sick of him. Your first marriage, to Peter Horton, failed.

I married Peter at a very young age. I’m not Sometimes you know and sometimes the same person I was then. I forget I you don’t. All humans are subject was even married before. to denial. Everybody is vulnerable It’s a hard thing to forget. Nobody would to being in relationships where I do forget. Actually, I didn’t tell consciously decide they get fooled. I’m no different. my kids for the longest time. to become guarded. It’s just human nature. They were old when I finally I was very open But you are different. You’re said, “Oh, by the way, just FYI, when I was younger, rich and famous. I was married once before.” They but celebrity Yes. Well, like my daddy used were like, “What?!” It had never teaches you.” to say, “Trust everyone, but cut occurred to me to tell them. How do you know if a man really loves you?

the cards.”

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You had other relationships before you married David. …

Some were relationships, some were encounters. Why didn’t they work out?

This is the thing I’ve learned, after a lot of couch time: There are always red flags. You need to look for those red flags along the way so you don’t continue to make the same mistakes with another person. Really look back and ask, “How was I so

In 1993, when you were single, you adopted your daughter. Was that because you said, “To hell with men—I’ll do it alone”?

No, I said, “To hell with figuring out the man thing before I start a family.” I really, really wanted to have kids, and I think my desperation to do that was messing up my relationships. It was skewing my perceptions, causing me to judge things too harshly or maybe deciding they were better than they were. Finally I thought, “Wait

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FAMILY AFFAIR Left, in Los Angeles with her husband, David E. Kelley, and their children, Claudia Rose and John Henry, at the premiere of Hairspray in 2007.

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the empty nest. Let me tell you, it is no laughing matter. It is really hard. Claudia’s in her first year of college. She’s doing great. My son is applying to colleges now. I remember reading an interview with Dustin Hoffman; his first child had just gone off to college, and he said, “Nobody talks about their [empty] room.” I feel like I’m going to cry just thinking about it. [pause] Are you hot? I am. Or am I having a big hot flash? Did I really just say that? That will be a headline; I can see it. [laughs and opens the window wider]

Connery when he was turning 60. [Pfeiffer was 32.] Are there more roles now for experienced actresses?

There are fewer movies being made, so there are fewer movie roles overall. There aren’t really enough to go around—there just aren’t. But TV has opened up a lot of parts for women. Some of the best work, in fact, is on cable. Have you ever thought of doing a TV series?

I might. When I started out there were “TV actors” and “movie actors,” and they didn’t let you cross Let’s talk about Dark Shadows. What over. Big movie stars weren’t going did you like about this project? to get on a television series. I had this memory of I’ve never understood loving the TV show; that. Now actors are I’d sprint home crossing over all My leading from school so I the time, which is men get younger didn’t miss one really exciting. and younger. If I second of it. I Would you do a keep on like this, just wanted to series with your I’m going to get into be in the movie, husband? work with Tim I’d worry about X-rated material!” Burton again, and coming home and work with Johnny complaining to him Depp. One day I called about the people I work Tim and said, “Look, I don’t know with. I wouldn’t want to bring my if there’s anything for me, but I’d work home with me like that. But love to do it.” A year went by, may- it doesn’t mean we won’t do somebe more, and I thought, “It’s never thing together one day. I couldn’t going to happen.” But it did. I had ask for anyone better. David’s the so much fun making it! [Pfeiffer best in terms of developing things plays the matriarch of the Collins for women. I watch [his shows] and family, and Depp the ancestral I turn to him and say, “I hope these vampire, Barnabas.] actors realize how lucky they are.”

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In films like Personal Effects with Ashton Kutcher and Cheri with Rupert Friend, you play opposite leading men younger than you. …

Maybe a tad. [laughs] They get younger and younger. I went from Ashton to Rupert to Zac Efron in New Year’s Eve. If I keep on like this, I’m going to get into X-rated material! Well, that’s what happens with men and their leading ladies, right? I was acting in The Russia House opposite Sean

Your dad passed away a while back. How has that affected you?

My father was a force to be reckoned with. And we battled because I’m also incredibly strong-willed. The apple didn’t fall too far from the tree, and so we went around and around; but as cantankerous as it was, I think that’s how deep the love and the bond were between us. He was strong farm stock. I really thought he’d outlive us all, but I lost continued on page 16

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