Another Look At Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe

Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh in My Week With Marilyn
(Image credit: The Weinstein Company)

The first image we saw of Michelle Williams in costume as Marilyn Monroe for the film My Week With Marilyn was a little eerie, not so much because of her resemblance to the iconic actress, but because she was done up in such extreme white powder that she looked more like a ghost than anyone living. Everything else about the movie, which follows a young man's time with Monroe on the set of her film The Prince and the Showgirl, looked solid, so it's no surprise that another, far better-lit image has already emerged.

Baz Bamigboye, a writer for the Daily Mail in London, interviewed Williams just after she had wrapped filming on My Week With Marilyn, and ran another image of her in costume, this one bathed in warm honey-colored light and throwing her head back in a classic Marilyn pose (it's the one you see above, of course). Williams also talked about her experience embodying the character, and naturally, the committed actress dug deep to make the performance credible:

"At a certain point, something else does take over. I don’t quite feel myself these days. […] It rearranges you, it shifts your molecules, lifts you up, spins you around, puts you back down and you’re not quite the same, for better or for worse.'

Check out a large version of the image below, and click on it to get to the full Daily Mail article, which has some more insight on the real Monroe and how Williams may have unintentionally mimicked her in real life. The movie will likely show up at some point next year, with distribution from the Weinstein Company, which is currently pushing Williams for a Best Actress nomination in Blue Valentine.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend