To play Marilyn Monroe in the movie would dare a rare actress. It requires a lot of talent, courage and appearance. The main icon of Americans, sex symbol, a real goddess. From that moment, the thought of the new film stuck in his head, director Simon Curtis had lost any sleep. In search of like-minded people he came to Harvey Weinstein, and the famous producer was satisfied with the idea of a movie based on the memoirs of Colin Clark, who became personally acquainted with Miss Monroe in 1957. In search of candidates for the lead role Harvey did not see much of a problem – it could be Scarlett Johansson or Amy Adams. But Simon Curtis insisted on the candidacy of Michelle Williams.
From the age of fifteen Miss Williams lived alone, without the tutelage of moms and dads in a dangerous and vicious Los Angeles. Larry and his wife Carla taught their children to stand on their feet and overcome obstacles. Michelle, as well as her sister was engaged in shooting skeet, participated in a crazy bike racing. But Larry did not forget about the intellectual development. Michelle was twelve years old when her father gave her to read a volume of Dostoevsky – the novel “Notes from Underground”, which twisted inside her soul.
Impressionable girl finally convinced her desire to become an actress. Parents in turn drove her daughter to acting auditions in Los Angeles. Michelle was quickly noticed. She got a few small but notable roles in television series.
After the movie “Lassie”, which had a loud rolling destiny, Michelle faced problems in school. Classmates looked at her with hatred. Obviously, in a Catholic school “Santa Fe” nobody wanted to understand the underage student who became an actress.
Parents also were disappointed with the choice of their daughter. Her movies delighted the audience, she was easy to undress in front of the camera. But only two people did not know where to put themselves in shame – the parents. One day they went after her performance in the dressing room and found her with a cigarette in one hand and a bottle of beer in the other.
And in the near future, Michelle will do something to become a disgrace to their school. She will star naked, would kiss a woman (Chloe Sevigny in “If These Walls Could Talk 2”), but a great shock to director Jim Hopson will be another of her work – the 2005 film “Brokeback Mountain.” Former student appeared in a film along with two cowboys who are gay.
Filming has not yet ended, and Michelle is expecting a child. It all happened too fast. Michelle and Heath Ledger did not even have time to really get to know each other.
All loving relationships of Michelle ended with goodbyes. All of these sometimes quite painful breaks she initiated herself, and every time Michelle had a dozen reasons for the word “no.” Similarly, she said goodbye to Jeremy Jackson, and Bobby Cannavale, then musician Conor Oberst. Conor played in the popular rock band Bright Eyes and even dedicated to Michelle few songs that became hits.
And this was she who told Heath Ledger to pack up and move out of her home in September 2007. It was early morning, and their two year old daughter Matilda slept sweetly, and Heath looked at Michelle with those eyes … As a dog who lost owner. Yes, probably, she stuck a knife in his back, but Michelle always burned all bridges.
Their sudden crazy and mutual attraction began on the first day of shooting the film “Brokeback Mountain.” All happened too fast. At the premiere of “Brokeback Mountain” Michelle fascinatingly looked at the screen – she could not take her eyes off Heath. He seemed to her the most talented actor. Immediately after the film’s success – they both got the first actor Oscar nomination.
People thought Heath was courageous and strong, and only Michelle knew how he was vulnerable. And this energy, which allowed him to work 20 hours on the set, at home turned into a nightmare: Heath suffered from insomnia. Hypnotics were his salvation. Michelle just didn’t realize in time that he needed help to get rid of this addiction. Who could know that Heath would suffer after their break … It will be just three months, Heath Ledger will die. He died in his New York apartment on January 22, 2008. Experts determined that the cause of death – in the unintentional overdose of drugs.
Next was Spike Jonze, with whom she was trying to relieve the pain of loss. Matilda started to become attached to Spike. But Michelle did not want this man to linger for a long time there, and they parted.
Michelle is back in the movie thanks to director Derek Cianfrance. On the idea of the film “Blue Valentine”, they worked together for nearly seven years. After the movie “Blue Valentine,” which created a sensation at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010, Michelle was named the best actress of her generation. Then it was the turn of Simon Curtis and his touching story about Marilyn, and she does not regret a single minute that she took up the role. The film “Seven days and seven nights with Marilyn” has caused mixed reviews, but critics agreed on one thing Michelle Williams – she was brilliant in it.
Michelle met with actor Jason Segel at the party, they had fun talking, and soon Michelle realized that she missed Jason. He was witty, shared her interest in serious literature. But the main thing – Jason easily got along with her six-year-old daughter.
Williams dated actor Jason Segel for almost a year until their split in February 2013, citing distance as the main factor driving the breakup.
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