She has come a long way from the days when she played bad-ass Jen in Dawson’s Creek, and next year Michelle Williams is tipped to clean up at the Academy Awards. And no, she isn’t being rewarded for surviving the Creek, but rather for her portrayal of the most iconic, and challenging Hollywood star of all time.
‘My Week With Marilyn’ (released in the UK on 25th November) has seen Williams transformed into the sensational Ms. Monroe, and if the press images and promotional trailer are anything to go by, she already deserves the pre-empted recognition being banned about, for her efforts alone.
In my personal opinion (and trust me, I have read some choice words against her) she seems to have captured Marilyn’s universally recognisable look so much, that I find myself staring at the promo image on my tube line so intently, looking for any sign of Williams, rather than Marilyn herself. So it is with great anticipation that I wait to see the movie in full, and decide whether Williams does justice to the troubled star…as well as the added bonus of seeing Emma Watson in a non-Lancome/Burberry/Potter shocker.