With Michelle Williams talking about the role as the iconic Marilyn Monroe, that just opened in theaters on November 23rd, there has been plenty of buzz regarding the actress’ challenging portrayal as the iconic sex symbol and talent, as well as some terrific reviews regarding ‘My Week With Marilyn’ from director Simon Curtis.
For the unknown, Williams’ new movie follows “Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.”
Sharing that Monroe had a lot more going on than just sex appeal, Williams, who talked to FOX411’s Pop Tarts at the L.A. Premiere “(People think) that maybe she wasn’t as bright as she actually was. I just feel so lucky – I never thought I would wind up here, playing Marilyn.”
It was also revealed that Williams tried to stay in character as Marilyn when she wasn’t on the set of the movie where she co-stars alongside Eddie Redmayne, who plays Colin Clarke. “I tried to keep her voice, I tried to keep her walk, and I tried to keep as much close by as I could at all times.”
Putting all of her talent, hard work and expertise into the role, Michelle Williams also sounds as though she made the experience for her director Simon Curtis amazing as well. “She’s a great actress playing a great icon. I was just desperate for her to say ‘yes’. She was intrigued; she liked it, but had to go through her own process, which I completely understood, because it was a massive thing to take on… But when I finally saw her done up as Marilyn, it was a very exciting moment. The journey of watching her performance evolve on the set, day in and day out, was the most exciting moment of my career.”
If you have yet to see the film in theaters watch the trailer below.