Michelle Pfeiffer in Lanvin (X2)

Posted on May 10, 2012

We’re always a little fascinated by stars who clearly have no red carpet training and tend to wander out there looking a little dazed and a little terrified. You see this a lot with stars who became stars prior to this century. The red carpet has really only become strictly codified in the last 15 years or so and anyone who came up through the ranks prior to that always seems completely befuddled by it. Certain actresses, like Nicole Kidman, learned to flourish under the glare of the flashbulbs, but the ones who weren’t churning out movies like Big Macs this past decade still tend to wander out looking like they’re expecting to be jumped.

Case in point:

Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of “Dark Shadows” in London in a Lanvin dress paired with Sergio Rossi pumps.

We just want to go up to her, take her hand in ours, look in her eyes, and say “Sweetie, your name is synonymous with ‘beautiful woman.’ Don’t look so scared. You’re gorgeous! Also, you should have worn a metallic shoe and a necklace.”

We like the following outfit better, but she still looks like she expects someone to dump a bucket of pig’s blood on her:

Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of “Dark Shadows” in LA in a Lanvin dress paired with Sergio Rossi pumps.

And in this instance, we’d run up to her, take her hand in ours, look in her eyes, and say, “Honey, you did much better with this one! What a stylish little dress! And you wore a necklace, just like we told you to! Now, just flash that mega-watt style like you’re falling in love with each and every one of the photographers and this will all be over in a few minutes. Next time try a bolder lip, mkay?”

Some of these stars just need coddling and love, darlings. Being lauded the world over for decades as one of the most beautiful people alive simply isn’t enough to get them out of beds some days. Won’t you give?

 

[Photo Credit: PR Photos]

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