Promoting her Golden Globe-winning turn in My Week With Marilyn, declared a ‘hilarious comedy’ by Seth Rogan in between boner jokes, here’s Michelle Williams posing for GQ February 2012. The shoot’s an oddity, including the mangled copy pasta of her boobs/ bra on the cover. It’s like, botched MS Paint on a cover again. Ignoring the botched MS Paint boobs and the airbrushing, this whole shoot still feels off. It’s entirely fitting with Williams playing Marilyn Monroe, but it still feels… uneasy. Williams looks chilly, and glassy-eyed, and shiny, and waxen, and frightened as though she’s been coerced into the shoot by someone yelling threats off-camera. It’s so awkward, you almost don’t notice the budget wig, nor the I’M SOOO GREEN amateur posing, nor the body-language.
- On her and her late partner, actor Heath Ledger’s attraction to each other: ‘Our initial meeting, the circumstances of how we first met, were cosmic or something. Yeah, a lot of things happened at once. It’s a bit like: We had a lot of things to do, because we didn’t have a lot of time, or something.’
- On Heath’s death: ‘It was making me crazy. I felt like I was going crazy. It was too much; trying to deal with what had happened and trying to deal with what was at our doorstep. I just felt trapped. And it’s not just me; there’s somebody else who I’m trying to protect [daughter Matilda], and I can’t. I can’t make it stop, I can’t make it go away. Trying to find ways to explain it or shield her from it. It’s like you’re trying to go about your life, and make dinner.’
- On how her Dawson’s Creek character, Jen, influenced her: ‘I wouldn’t say that that would be one of my first qualities as a human being… being sexy. And I think because my character on Dawson’s Creek was sexy… sexualized… sexual…I saw all the negative attention and connotations that can come along with that. And that those things can keep people from seeing you clearly.’