Michelle Pfeiffer Can't Believe She Put a Real Bird In Her Mouth For Batman Returns

The fact Michelle Pfeiffer is starring in Ant-Man and the Wasp is even cooler because it’s her return to comic book movies. Of course, she legendarily played Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. We all remember it and that includes Pfeiffer. Though, for her, one moment sticks out.

It’s the moment when she’s conspiring with The Penguin (played by Danny DeVito) and puts his bird in her mouth. On set, it was a real bird and she actually put it in her mouth.

“I can’t believe I did that,” Pfeiffer told Variety. “I could have gotten a disease.”


Um, yeah. Watch the scene here. She keeps it in there for a long time!

And yet, Pfeiffer loves that the Burton sequel still holds up against the dozens of modern superhero movies. “It was all Tim Burton,” she says. “He was able to bring this heart and darkness and humor to it.”

Definitely head over to Variety to read the rest of the profile, where Pfeiffer talks about her absence from the big screen, why she came back for Ant-Man and the Wasp, and her difficulty in reading comic books. Actually, we’ve gotta let you read that quote now.

“I just started reading them, and I’m having a really hard time,” Pfeiffer said. “There’s so much information on a page, and it’s not linear. When I’m skim reading them it’s difficult to know that this part comes after that and who is talking in what bubble.”


Ant-Man and the Wasp is scheduled for release July 6, 2018.



Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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Cat Tarsus Sinus

I’m very much looking forward to Ant-Man and the Wasp, but poor Michelle Pfeiffer. Her career has been nothing but downhill since Grease 2.