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Michelle Williams Opens Up About Plans to Raise Her Children Partly Jewish

Michelle Williams Opens Up About Plans to Raise Her Children Partly Jewish

Michelle Williams is opening up about her spiritual life.

The 42-year-old actress got candid in an interview with WSJ. Magazine about her role in The Fablemans, Steven Spielberg‘s semi-autobiographical movie, and playing his mother.

She also talked about motherhood, and how she’ll raise her own children.

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On taking on the role of Steven Spielberg’s mom, she said: “I suppose I felt like, it’s his mother, and I trusted him—if he felt like I was the person who could play this part, I wanted to believe. She was and still is a larger-than-life spirit.”

Michelle was raised in the Christian faith, and her husband, Thomas Kail, is Jewish.

They plan to raise their infant and two-year-old partly in the Jewish faith, she said, adding that they have a synagogue picked out for the family, and she has plans to study Judaism herself.

“I can’t teach it to them unless I learn it first,” she said of the Jewish education she wants for her young children. She also has a daughter Matilda from her relationship with the late Heath Ledger.

She also said she’s felt connected to the religion since growing up in San Diego with Jewish families living on either side of her.

“I adored being in their homes—a lot of it is those early memories of the discourse at the tables and the deep sense of belonging that tradition fosters,” she said.

“It has always been something that I’ve gravitated towards, something that felt immediately exciting and deep and very different from the tinsel and cheer. I say this as somebody who also sings Christmas songs to my kid before he goes to bed. I love both.”

She also explained why she’s still taking acting classes.

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