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 likeÂ Alma in â€œBrokeback Mountainâ€ Wendy in â€œWendy and Lucy,â€ and Cindy in â€œBlue Valentine.â€
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 Monroeâ€™s vulnerability, all her insecurity and all her sex appeal. She doesnâ€™t just get under Monroeâ€™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!