Michelle Williams’ portrayal of Marilyn is not an impersonation, she eloquently depicts the all-encompassing layers of the woman who has captivated the world even 50 years after her death. Michelle embodies this challenge with a mysterious attraction all her own and yet still so Marilyn in complexity and depth. Rather than further push Marilyn’s sexual aura, Michelle captures the very essence of the life we missed — the life we can’t see in pictures. Michelle’s representation of Marilyn’s vulnerability, allure, humor and often childish demeanor reveals the inner struggles and the reality of the icon’s multi-layers as Marilyn Monroe and Norma Jean. I admire Michelle’s ability to give life to each aspect of this faceted character, while embracing the confidence and whimsy of an actress who left such an indelible impression in cinema. - Marion Cotillard
Michelle Williams disclosed a word game that the cast of “Oz: The Great and Powerful”, play to liven up the autopilot mode of promo tours.
Michelle Williams | “Oz the Great and Powerful” World Première (February 13th, 2013)
Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis for Instyle.
“I feel like men are more romantic than women. When we get married we marry, like, one girl, ‘cause we’re resistant the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I’d be an idiot if I didn’t marry this girl she’s so great. But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best option… ‘Oh he’s got a good job.’ I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who’s got a good job and is gonna stick around.”
I was in that transitional phase, too. Realizing that you are crossing some kind of threshold that people told you was going to be great, and you’ll feel settled and confident and comfortable, and you’re going to know yourself more, but you can’t really imagine it. So you feel like a mess, and you’re still very unsure of the decisions that you’re making. But you feel like you’re making big decisions that are going to affect the rest of your life and you’re going to have to stick by for the rest of your life. When I looked around my circle of friends, that’s what I saw, this moment of big decisions and a lot of indecision.