Michelle Williams Imagines A Life With Heath
I think this officially marks the first time an actor followed up their Golden Globe win by starring in a bra & panties pictorial in a men's magazine. Not that I'm complaining, mind you -- but it was simply a surprise when I rolled into work this morning to find Michelle Williams (the most un-Maxim-y celebrity working today) flaunting her goodies on the February cover of GQ.
But given her movie, My Week With Marilyn, and the wig she sports throughout the pictorial, it seems as if Michelle is simply bringing the icon to life one more time.
The interview, however, is all Michelle.
In it she talks candidly about her years as a teen star ("I'm guilty of making really bad decisions"), her post-Lindley career choices ("When you play sexy, you're kind of playing just for men. That is something you have to police and turn on its head"), her parents (who she was legally emancipated from at age 15) and cries over much of it.
But the tears truly start to flow -- for her and the reader -- when talk turns to Heath Ledger. In the past, Michelle has revealed touching details of their relationship, like the fact she keeps her hair short because he loved it. But all of that pales in comparison to the admission she makes here.
When the interviewer asks, after a long conversation about Matilda's father, if there's some part of her that imagined she's spend the rest of her life with Heath, Michelle at first says, "That would make me way too sad to answer." But after a beat she adds that a life with Heath is "one of my favorite things to imagine. It's actually one of my favorite places to visit."
And if your heart didn't break right then and there, you may want to visit the Great and Powerful Oz.
For more from Michelle's GQ interview, click here.