Does Michelle Pfeiffer actually cover her face while out in public to hide her wrinkles? That’s the ridiculous claim in one of this week’s new tabloids. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.
A mean-spirited article in the latest issue of the National Enquirer says the 59-year-old actress uses clothing to “hide her haggard mug” while walking around town. A supposed “source” tells the magazine, “Michelle’s face has had such a rapid decline that she’s taken to covering it up in public if she sees a camera or someone she knows. Michelle hates every wrinkle and line on her face.” The outlet’s dubious insider continues, “She used to be complimented all the time on how well she’s aged, but now her face is showing some mileage.”
The actress recently joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, but the tabloid now claims she wants to get cosmetic work before filming her scenes. “Michelle was horrified at recent photos of herself,” adds the questionable source. “All she saw were the flaws.”
Gossip Cop checked in with a rep for Pfeiffer to get to the bottom of the publication’s insulting story, and we’re exclusively assured “none of it is remotely true.” The actress doesn’t hide her face in public, nor is she distressed over getting older. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the Enquirer has accused an aging movie star of being self-conscious about their appearance.
Following the box office disappointment of Brad Pitt’s 2013 movie Killing The Softly, the magazine alleged the actor believed his wrinkles had killed his career. Of course, Pitt has had a number of hits in the years that have followed and his career is still going strong. Gossip Cop also called out the tabloid after it wrongly reported George Clooney was upset about his neck wrinkles and that he was getting plastic surgery to remove them. This latest article attacking the looks of the nearly 60-year-old Pfeiffer is equally baseless.