Michelle Pfeiffer talked to Sarah Jessica Parker about her role as Ruth Madoff in HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies” — her first time playing a real-life figure.
“It was really daunting,” she said. “It wasn’t until after I had committed to it that it occurred to me that I was playing a real person and it was the first time that I had ever done that, and somebody who had already been through so much tragedy, and I knew was somewhere in the world trying to heal. And I knew this was probably the last thing in the world she would want. Of course, I thought, ‘Can I get out of this?’ And I felt horrible and I couldn’t because I had made a commitment.”
The interview will air in its entirety on Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” Season 6, presented by Shutterstock, which premieres June 13 on PBS SoCal.