Did they fall in love with the city as well as with the screen? In 1988, Dangerous Liaisons, an adaptation of the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos by Stephen Frears, came out on the screens, with Glenn Close in the skin of the Marquise de Merteuil, John Malkovich in that of the Viscount of Valmont and Michelle Pfeiffer who will obtain thanks to Madame de Tourvel’s first Oscar nomination. A film aired Wednesday September 22 on Arte, and which is an opportunity to wonder if, beyond the film set, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer had … A love story.

Last February, Stephen Frears revealed that his two actors had shared a little romance off camera, like their two characters, and while they were each going through a difficult period in private. “His marriage was breaking down,” the director told The Things about the actor, who was at the time in the midst of a divorce from his first wife, Glenne Headly. For her part, Michelle Pfeiffer was not outdone, since she had separated from Peter Horton whom she had married in 1981, and from whom she officially divorced in 1990. “During the film, he had an affair with Michelle. Pfeiffer. Dangerous Liaisons is about betrayal, lies and unraveling relationships. It was one of those times when reality and art intersect, “said Stephen Frears.

Has John Malkovich forgotten his affair with Michelle Pfeiffer?

A “moving” shoot for John Malkovich, whose little affair did not help his marriage, especially his divorce, he who never really mentioned this relationship with Michelle Pfeiffer. “It’s hard to believe that Michelle Pfeiffer ever said hello to me. Not that she’s not memorable, God knows. But I kind of blocked her,” he told Rolling Stone to About his ex-co-star and ex-flirt, explaining that it was not so memorable as to “disturb his existence”. The actress will probably appreciate these words towards her, she who has never publicly mentioned this adventure which does not seem to have continued beyond the filming. Perhaps she too forgot about this connection.

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