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Michelle Williams Says Being Single Working Mom is 'Exhausting'

Michelle Williams Says Being Single Working Mom is 'Exhausting'

Michelle Williams keeps it fierce in orange and black on the cover of Elle UK magazine’s April 2015 issue, out on newsstands on Thursday (March 5)!

Here’s what the 34-year-old actress had to share:

On subscribing to poem alerts on her phone, rather than using Twitter or Instagram: “I get a poem of the day! I love poetry because it’s like a shot, like an attack, like a dose. And for a person who doesn’t have very much free time, it does its work very quickly. So I read poems on my phone when I wake up in the morning. It opens you up for the rest of the day, and suddenly your life becomes a little more observed. And when it becomes more observed, it can’t help but start to become more beautiful.”

On balancing motherhood with work: “I feel like I’m so good at raising a kid when I’m not working. I don’t forget anything. I’ve got everything covered. It’s a real luxury to have a moment when I’m not scrambling. I feel like most of my life, I’m trying to do two things at once, both to the best of my abilities. So that leaves me feeling pretty exhausted. I’m the person who falls asleep all the time. You invite me over for dinner or to a party, and there’s a whole scrapbook of pictures of me napping. I’ve even been given a nickname because of my snoring.”

On supporting Kristen Bell‘s No Kids Policy: “Men and women in suits were cashing cheques off of my daughter’s face. There are so many problems with that. But Kristen [Bell] has made it so much easier for these kids to live in a world that is friendly and that they can trust. Every month I send her a gushy, “You don’t know what you’ve done” note. Now my daughter and other kids aren’t scared to walk down the street any more. It’s like a miracle.”

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  • Penny Dreadful

    Am I the only one sick of hearing Michelle talk about how poetic she is and how rough she has it … in every single interview?

  • alex

    I wish to you,Michelle to live every feeling on this earth.I’m honest,I miss every day HEATH LEDGER and for you this story is again in your mind.I hope for you and MATILDA to be together very happy forever…….

  • Lulu

    I am sorry, but tell that to a single mum on minimum wage.

    I am pretty sure that, as hard as it may be, having her amount of money made it way easier.

  • JHK

    You chose this career and the life/environment that comes with it. Take responsibility for that decision and stop blaming other people. You are the only person that decided to put your child in harm’s way – you decided that the day you wanted a career in Hollywood. She thinks taking photos of her kid will do damage? Think about the kid’s peers. All they need to do is go to google to find out her dad was a junkie.

  • Anya

    God, people are mean. Just because she has money it can’t mean that it’s not easy to take care of her daughter WHEN she is shooting. She is single mom and nanny can’t take the place a dad would have when mummy is working.

    If you always go around with the idea that there are people who are worse off, then you could never complain about anything. Because

    there is always the argument of starving kids on the streets.

    People are complaining when celebrities share their everything on social media and when she says that she prefers something more personal than instagraming her morning selfie, she is being looked down at as well.

    And why can’t she be happy with media not posting her daughters pics and her daddy was a little bit more than just a junkie.

  • Rose Ryan

    She controls how much she works. If she doesn’t have enough time, then it’s up to her to give up something. No one is making her work all the time. If she can’t even stay awake, how much interaction is she having with her daughter. Of course, she could be just exaggerating.

  • L000

    she’s lovely.

  • Missy

    Met her once at a movie premiere, she’s a true beauty.

  • Hopeforpeace

    And then tell that single mum on minimum wage about all of the mums who live in war torn countries watching their children die and being scared to even walk out of the door. So you are saying those mothers should not complain because they actually have it better right?