Michelle Pfeiffer Accidentally Joined a Cult

Josh Duboff

Like any good celebrity, Michelle Pfeiffer knows you must feed the beast and provide headline fodder when you have a movie coming out. So, with The Family out in theaters (it came and went in the U.S. in September, but apparently is still being released in other countries), Pfeiffer decided to really go for broke and offer a tantalizing, little-known story from her past: she was in a cult!

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What was this cult all about? Well, Pfeiffer told the Telegraph that she first engaged with the cult, in the form of a "very controlling" couple, when she moved to Hollywood. They hold the puzzling stance that humans can live without food and water (a belief system referred to as "breatharianism," which, based on its name, could probably do for a rebranding campaign).

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Anyway, this couple forced her to stick to this impossible diet, one which Pfeiffer concedes "nobody can adhere to." And this duo-curiously described by Pfeiffer as "kind of personal trainers"-maintained a psychological hold over her, which came at a financial cost. "They worked with weights and put people on diets. Their thing was vegetarianism," she said. "They were very controlling. I wasn't living with them but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there, so it was financially very draining."

The more we hear about this "cult," we wonder: is Pfeiffer sure that she didn't just accidentally sign up online for a juice cleanse?

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