Michelle Williams has always seemed like the demure, quite starlet, and after Heath Ledger’s death – with whom she has a daughter – she receded into silence even more. But now she’s playing Marilyn Monroe, a role which promises to break her out of the quiet background and into something much more mainstream.

Until now she’s played roles like Alma in “Brokeback Mountain” Wendy in “Wendy and Lucy,” and Cindy in “Blue Valentine.”

A more pronounced fame could easily creep up on her in her role as Marilyn in “My Week With Marilyn.” She does more than act, talk, and sing like Monroe; she IS Monroe. The Daily News says “She inhabits all of Monroe’s vulnerability, all her insecurity and all her sex appeal. She doesn’t just get under Monroe’s alabaster skin, she finds her conflicted soul.”

Perhaps it’s because she has a conflicted soul of her own. But whatever the reason, we’re just happy to see Michelle shine!


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