Michele Pfeiffer On Playing a Marvel Character (Jimmy Fallon clip)

Michele Pfeiffer

The Oscar-nominated actress appeared on The Tonight Show on Thursday, where presenter Jimmy Fallon spoke about her involvement in the Marvel film series, which will conclude with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, directed by Peyton Reed, in July 2023.

Pfeiffer recalled how her first agreeing to play Janet van Dyne was hugely influenced by Marvel’s "how many quantums you're in" fact. This piqued Fallon's interest.

"They're very mysterious, and they're very secretive, of course, with their storylines," she replied. Pfeiffer expressed her dissatisfaction with Fallon's response that he appreciated the secrecy. “It’s a little hard because I met with Peyton, and I knew a little bit about the character, but there was no script. You have to commit without actually having read anything.”

Pfeiffer went on to explain why nothing is set in stone even when an actor reads a script for a Marvel project. “It wouldn’t have mattered because it all changes anyway,” she explained. “You don’t really know what you’re getting into, and then you get a script right before you start shooting, and then it changes every day. And then you shoot the movie, and you wrap, and then it changes again.”

Reed said to The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 that the actress had told him that she would develop cold feet because she had "tried to back out" of every picture she had ever made. Fortunately, things worked out, and she will appear in the highly anticipated new picture alongside co-stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Jonathan Majors.

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