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Maxwell Caulfield was jealous of his Grease 2 leading lady Michelle Pfeiffer for her success

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Maxwell Caulfield was jealous of his Grease 2 leading lady Michelle Pfeiffer for her success
Maxwell Caulfield was jealous of his Grease 2 leading lady Michelle Pfeiffer for her success


Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer were newcomers when they were cast in Grease 2 and, when the film bombed in 1982, only one of their careers flourished.

‘It was, psychologically, quite a kick in the pants,’ the 61-year-old Englishman admitted to Page Six on Monday.

‘And of course, Michelle rose like a Phoenix, right? Did Scarface and so that made it even, frankly, a little harder to swallow.’   

'It was, psychologically, quite a kick in the pants': Maxwell Caulfield (L) and Michelle Pfeiffer (R) were newcomers when they were cast in Grease 2 and, when the film bombed in 1982, only one of their careers flourished

‘It was, psychologically, quite a kick in the pants’: Maxwell Caulfield (L) and Michelle Pfeiffer (R) were newcomers when they were cast in Grease 2 and, when the film bombed in 1982, only one of their careers flourished

The 63-year-old actress experienced quite the winning streak after starring as Miami drug lord Tony Montana’s (Al Pacino) cocaine-addicted trophy wife Elvira Hancock in Brian De Palma’s 1983 film Scarface.

‘But you know, listen, every actor has his and her own path. She has gone on to [three] Oscar nominations and the rest of it,’ Caulfield (born Newby) continued.

‘She delivers and she defines Hollywood beauty…You can’t begrudge them their success. But as I said, simultaneously, it makes it that much tougher to see, that you’ve been benched. And it took a long wait time to come back.’ 

The 61-year-old Englishman (pictured August 23) admitted to Page Six on Monday: 'And of course, Michelle rose like a Phoenix, right? Did Scarface and so that made it even, frankly, a little harder to swallow'

The 61-year-old Englishman (pictured August 23) admitted to Page Six on Monday: ‘And of course, Michelle rose like a Phoenix, right? Did Scarface and so that made it even, frankly, a little harder to swallow’

Queen of the late 80s and early 90s! The 63-year-old actress experienced quite the winning streak after starring as Miami drug lord Tony Montana's (R, Al Pacino) cocaine-addicted trophy wife Elvira Hancock in Brian De Palma's 1983 film Scarface

Queen of the late 80s and early 90s! The 63-year-old actress experienced quite the winning streak after starring as Miami drug lord Tony Montana’s (R, Al Pacino) cocaine-addicted trophy wife Elvira Hancock in Brian De Palma’s 1983 film Scarface

Caulfield continued: 'But you know, listen, every actor has his and her own path. She has gone on to [three] Oscar nominations and the rest of it. She delivers and she defines Hollywood beauty'

'You can't begrudge them their success. But as I said, simultaneously, it makes it that much tougher to see, that you've been benched. And it took a long wait time to come back'

Caulfield continued: ‘But you know, listen, every actor has his and her own path. She has gone on to [three] Oscar nominations and the rest of it. She delivers and she defines Hollywood beauty…You can’t begrudge them their success. But as I said, simultaneously, it makes it that much tougher to see, that you’ve been benched. And it took a long wait time to come back’

The Lost & Found in Rome actor’s comeback came from acting in another box office bomb-turned-cult classic – Allan Moyle’s 1995 film Empire Records.

Maxwell said his Twitter blows up every year on April 8 when Empire Records fans celebrate ‘Rex Manning Day’ named for his aging music idol character.

Last Wednesday, Caulfield portrayed President Eisenhower’s golfing buddy in FX’s American Horror Story: Double Feature, and he’s happy to join Ryan Murphy’s players.

'Rex Manning Day' every April 8! The Lost & Found in Rome actor's (M) comeback came from acting in another box office bomb-turned-cult classic - Allan Moyle's 1995 film Empire Records

‘Rex Manning Day’ every April 8! The Lost & Found in Rome actor’s (M) comeback came from acting in another box office bomb-turned-cult classic – Allan Moyle’s 1995 film Empire Records

Last Wednesday, Maxwell (R) portrayed President Eisenhower's golfing buddy in FX's American Horror Story: Double Feature, and he's happy to join Ryan Murphy's players

Last Wednesday, Maxwell (R) portrayed President Eisenhower’s golfing buddy in FX’s American Horror Story: Double Feature, and he’s happy to join Ryan Murphy’s players

Caufield noted: '[I'm hoping Ryan Murphy] gets around to telling the Jeffery Epstein story [and] he considers me [for] Prince Andrew'

Caufield noted: ‘[I’m hoping Ryan Murphy] gets around to telling the Jeffery Epstein story [and] he considers me [for] Prince Andrew’

‘[I’m hoping Ryan Murphy] gets around to telling the Jeffery Epstein story [and] he considers me [for] Prince Andrew,’ the husband of Juliet Mills noted.

Patricia Birch’s dismally-reviewed Grease sequel – starring Maxwell and Michelle as Michael and Stephanie – is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

And in July, Paramount+ ordered Annabel Oakes’ 10-episode prequel Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies set four years before the original 1978 film – according to Deadline.

Cool riders: Patricia Birch's dismally-reviewed Grease sequel - starring Maxwell and Michelle as Michael and Stephanie - is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Cool riders: Patricia Birch’s dismally-reviewed Grease sequel – starring Maxwell and Michelle as Michael and Stephanie – is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Tell me more! And in July, Paramount+ ordered Annabel Oakes' 10-episode prequel Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies set four years before the original 1978 film

Tell me more! And in July, Paramount+ ordered Annabel Oakes’ 10-episode prequel Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies set four years before the original 1978 film 



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