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Chosen One of the Day: De-aged Michelle Pfeiffer in Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Jul 6, 2018

Over the last few years, more and more movies have begun digitally de-aging their actors for flashback scenes. Robert Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War. Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. (You don't want to see that one. Trust me.) Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2. On the TV side of things, there’s Anthony Hopkins in Westworld. The technology isn’t quite there yet—even at its best, the use of VFX technology to strip a few decades off middle-aged actors results in a waxy-looking, Uncanny Valley-esque simulacrum.

Unless, of course, you are Michelle Pfeiffer, because Michelle Pfeiffer has not aged.

Warning: Mild spoilers for Ant-Man and the Wasp.

In Ant-Man and the Wasp, you see de-aged Janet van Dyne in a handful of flashback scenes before you ever get a glimpse of her as modern-day Michelle Pfeiffer. But it turns out there’s not really much of a difference, because Michelle Pfeiffer? Has not? Aged?

I know I’m hardly the first person to point this out, and we’re not talking Bianca Lawson-level immortality here—that’s in a league of its own. But my God, Michelle. 

Tell me your secrets.

Do you really just have nine lives?

Is this what toner does????

De-aged Michael Douglas is in the same scene as de-aged Michelle Pfeiffer, and they've supposedly aged the same amount of time in between the flashback and what they look like today. Except de-aged Michael Douglas looks like a diggity darned action figure, while La Pfeiff looks like, in order to make her look 20 years younger, they maybe adjusted a lamp.

I'm 20% angry, 80% impressed, 100% sexually aroused.

This woman is 60 years of age. 

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Witchcraft. She's legit her Stardust character. I'm convinced.