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Pfeiffer: I'm sure I'll get fired

Michelle Pfeiffer has said that she thinks she will get fired from each film role, because of her "fear of failure."

The Oscar-nominated actress, who has starred in movies such as Scarface, Dangerous Minds and Stardust, joked she even attempts to jeopardise her job.

"I still think I'm going to be fired in the first week of every new job I take. Always," she told Ladies' Home Journal.

"In fact, before I even start a movie I'll try to get myself fired or think of a reason I should quit. I guess it's fear of failure," she added.

Michelle admitted seeing herself on screen isn't easy.

"Having to watch yourself age on a giant movie screen is simply not natural. It can wreak havoc on your psyche," she said.

The 55-year-old who has been a vegan for many years, admitted she hasn't always embraced a healthy lifestyle.

"I haven't always been healthy. When I was in my 20s I smoked two packs of cigarettes a day," she said, adding, "I lived on Marlboro Lights and Coca-Cola."

She said she doesn't feel the pressure to look young now.

"Once you get over a certain hump there actually is less pressure. You can begin to look great for your age. You don't have to look young any more," she said. "I've moved over to that other side - I'm 55, which is a little too close to 60, but looking great for my age is okay now."

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