Michelle Pfeiffer looks forward to walking around naked now her children have left the family home.

'The Family' actress, who has two children, Claudia Rose, 20, and 19-year-old John Henry with husband David E. Kelley, admits her house feels empty since her son left for university but she can't wait to strut around without any clothes on.

Quizzed if it's difficult to not have her children at home, she said: ''I'm an empty-nester. I'm going to arrive at that place [of difficulty] but I'm not there yet. Now I'm just like, 'I can walk around naked!' That's kind of nice.''

The 55-year-old starlet took a long break from acting to raise her children in 2003 and she says her absence from the limelight was prolonged by the lack of good roles in Hollywood.

She said: ''I wasn't reading anything that compelled me to go back to work.''

Michelle - whose career spans three decades - feels it's ''difficult'' for women to forge long-lasting careers in entertainment and doesn't think pop star Miley Cyrus' recent controversial antics are as bad as they seem.

She explained to the Metro newspaper: ''I'm not really sure that young stars are behaving any worse. First of all, the lines have moved ... the lines of what's acceptable. The boundaries keep being pushed. In order to achieve shock value, you have to go to extremes these days. At the same time, a lot of behaviour that used to be considered extreme isn't. It's just a different time and different rules apply.''