Michelle Williams Covers 'GQ' February 2012
Here’s what the 31-year-old My Week With Marilyn actress had to share:
On her and her late partner, actor Heath Ledger‘s attraction to each other: “Our initial meeting, the circumstances of how we first met, were cosmic or something. Yeah, a lot of things happened at once. It’s a bit like: We had a lot of things to do, because we didn’t have a lot of time, or something.”
On Heath’s death: “It was making me crazy. I felt like I was going crazy. It was too much—trying to deal with what had happened and trying to deal with what was at our doorstep. I just felt trapped. And it’s not just me—there’s somebody else who I’m trying to protect [daughter Matilda], and I can’t. I can’t make it stop, I can’t make it go away. Trying to find ways to explain it or shield her from it. It’s like you’re trying to go about your life, and make dinner.”
On how her Dawson’s Creek character, Jen, influenced her: “I wouldn’t say that that would be one of my first qualities as a human being—being sexy. And I think because my character on Dawson’s Creek was sexy… sexualized… sexual…I saw all the negative attention and connotations that can come along with that. And that those things can keep people from seeing you clearly.”
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