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Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe -- New Pic!

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe -- New Pic!

Check out this new pic of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe from The Weinstein Company’s new film, My Week with Marilyn.

The 30-year-old actress was terrified of taking on the role of Marilyn, at first.

“I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist, eventually,” Michelle tells UK’s Daily Mail. “Physically and vocally, everything about her is different from me. I’ve kind of gone to school and had teachers to help me understand Marilyn, so I could project an essence of her.”

Last month, we were given a first look of Michelle as Marilyn.

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# 1
not good choice @ 11/26/2010 at 5:14 pm

sorry, but I don’t understand why they chose her to play Marilyn… she is not a good choice at all. Scarlett Johanssen or even Rachel McAdams would have been a much better choice. I’ve never really liked Michelle Williams, but she keeps getting all these good roles, I don’t get it. ??

# 2

I’m sick of wannabes, mediocre talents, and actors no one will remember imitating the legends. No one these days has any charisma or originality; they’re all generic and boring; they have no business emulating anyone legendary.

# 3

that pic alone proves that she’s a miscast in the role

# 4

I think her casting is going to ruin the film. She’s just not believable as Marilyn at all….

# 5

Should of gotten Britney…she looks like Marilyn

# 6

I agree with you all…Don’t understand why they chose her for Monroe…

# 7

Ugh she couldn’t even gain weight for the role? Marilyn had beautiful curves, Michelle just looks like every other skinny actress in a pencil skirt. AWFUL. They should have found someone unknown who looked like Marilyn to play her.

# 8

Marilyn is rolling over in her grave.

# 9

I think she’ll do the role justice. She’s extremely talented.

Man, I don’t know about this casting choice….but Heath Ledger seemed like a terrible idea for The Joker, and he was amazing, I guess it’s hard to tell until we actually see the film…

There’s nothing spectacular in her look. She looks very common and ordinary. She just doesn’t have that spark. FAIL

The angle of these pictures are too weird to make out her face. Marilyn Monroe looks so childlike. Sort of like the murdered child beauty pageant Jonbenet Ramsey.

I predict talent won’t save this portrayal. Monroe’s appeal was in her beauty. When we see Michelle play Marilyn all we’ll remember is how we are short changed of the real deal- an imposter.

Like the saying goes, Hollywood turns real people into beautiful people. Marilyn was already a screen goddess with a very familiar face. That will be tough to beat.

I might catch this online if I’m curious. Not in theatres, though.

People are crazy. Michelle Williams isn’t that girl from Dawson’s Creek anymore. She’s bloomed into a beautiful and VERY talented woman. The movie will be fine, hell, it might even be great. She obviously has potential otherwise she would not have been cast.

baaddddd casting,.. at least gain some weight and add boobs..

what happened to actors changing for the role?

At 1st I didnt understand the casting; but shes a good actress and the transformation is great. Scarlett Johanson would have been too much of an obvious choice – plus I dont think shes that great of an actress.

people think this chick is artistic n talented coz she is ugly by hollywood standards and dated a junkie but then again marilyn monroe was just one of the biggest hollywood bleached anorexic-bulimic addict abortive airheaded directors n fellow actors’ wh0res so whateva.

Jokergurl @ 11/26/2010 at 8:25 pm

I like Michelle Williams, she’s a great actress but I think she’s miscast here, she doesn’t have that sensual allure that Scarlett Johanson has, I would have picked Scarlett.

^I don’t know. I think ScarJo would have been the perfect casting choice. She has name recognition, considered to be a sex symbol, looks are compared to Marilyn again and again, curvy in a sea of thin actresses, and talented. I heard Scarlett turned the part down. Failing to cast Scarlett, the producers should have looked for an unknown instead of finding another well known actress to portray Marilyn. Getting the looks right for such a well known and beloved celebrity who is known for her looks is key and there are more than plenty of actresses who imitate Marilyn for a living. Of course, the rest of the cast will be there to fill in the acting/star void…

Michelle is known to be indie, fashionable, thin, unique in beauty (I wouldn’t say she is classically beautiful- I always thought Joey was more beautiful than Jen). Definitely NOT a sex symbol; she has more women admirers- predominantly fashion watchers.

I agree with all of you who said she is a pathetic Marilyn-wannabe. She is overrated, can’t act, plain looking. She must have slept with everybody making decisions in that movie.

Going to have to agree with the majority here… besides not being a fan of Michelle in anyway as it is I think she is just totally wrong in every way for this part. Nothing about her say Marilyn to me, there are so many other actresses who would have been a better fit.

You all are sourgraping. She’ll nab an academy for this one.

I think she will be ten times better than scarlett johanson. I don’t like her as an actress-she’s very one dimensional. Michelle is a great actress. I think she’ll project the character well.

I think they should have gotten an unknown, someone who LOOKS a Hell of a lot more like Marilyn. Michelle is kind of cute – but she’s not the doll-faced beauty that Marilyn was in her hey-day. She might be a good actress but I’m sorry, she just doesn’t have the right look – not to play “La Monroe.”

no, no, no, this just isn’t right. love michelle williams but this is kind of creepy….

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