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First Official Look at Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 12, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 12, 2010 |


Michelle Williams recently started filming on My Week with Marilyn, Simon Curtis’ adaptation of Colin Clark’s diaries; Eddie Redmayne will be playing Clark, who was an assistance to Sir Laurence Olivier, appropriately played by Kenneth Branagh. Word is that Dougray Scott and Julia Ormond (Holy 1998, Batman) will also be joining the cast.

I like Michelle Williams. I like her a lot. I think she’s a fantastic actress, but I’m not so sure she’s right for Marilyn Monroe, if only because she’s a little too cerebral for the part. She doesn’t have that giggly flirtatiousness we associate with Monroe, and I can’t help but to think that any attempt that Williams makes to pull it off will seem affected. There’s only one Marilyn Monroe, folks; everyone else is just an impersonator.

I will admit to a certain curiosity, however, even if this image doesn’t quite look the part.


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