Michelle Pfeiffer Plagued With Self-Doubt, Afraid of Getting Fired From Her Movies

The 'Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil' actress opens up to Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest that she's worried that she's not good enough whenever she landed a movie role.

AceShowbiz - Michelle Pfeiffer is still terrified she's going to be fired every time she lands a new film role.

Despite all her honours and award nominations, the 61 year old isn't convinced about her talent and worries every director she works with wants her gone.

"Truth be told I still worry (about getting fired)," she tells "Live with Kelly and Ryan". "I used to shake, literally."

And she's not a big fan of seeing her completed work either.

"I don't like to watch myself. In fact the performances that I like are usually not the performances other people like," she adds. "If I see a film... and I think, 'You know what, I think I'm kind of good in that,' which is rare... maybe I might get panned."

"And the movie where I go, 'I really missed the boat on that one,' people love it, so I can't gauge it."

Admitting she likes her work in "Married to the Mob" and as Catwoman in "Batman Returns", Pfeiffer is less keen to praise her performance as Queen Ingrith in her latest film, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil".

"I love the film," she adds. "I'm fine (in it). It takes me a while to get some distance. But I love Angelina (Jolie) and Elle (Fanning)."

She also admits the only big downside to making the blockbuster was the lack of scene partners.

"(There's) a lot of green screen and acting to nothing and you feel foolish most of the time," she admits. "I think that's the biggest hurdle - not feeling stupid. But it's also kind of fun to get in a harness and fly around."

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