Saturday, November 27, 2010

STUNNING PICS OF MICHELLE WILLIAMS AS MARILYN MONROE IN THE STAR STUDDED "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN"

Here's another great picture of ultra talented Michelle Williams in the lead role in the upcoming drama MY WEEK WITH MARILYN which describes the time when Hollywood's favourite blond escaped the shackles of her movie career and embraced British life.
Directed by young Simon Curtis the film features an almost breathtaking cast: Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh as sir Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Dougray Scott as Marilyn's husband Arthur Miller, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, Derek Jacobi, and Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh.
In the early summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller. Nearly 40 years on, his diary account "The Prince, the Showgirl and Me" was published, but one week was missing, and this was published some years later as "My Week with Marilyn".
The film tells the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life: an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
Michelle Williams told THE DAILY MAIL that she didn't want to accept the role in the beginning: But I knew I wouldn't be able to resist, eventually. 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. When I first approached the part, I thought that there were three, even four parts to -Marilyn.
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN is out sometime in 2012.

15 comments:

  1. interesting. I never would've put her in that role, but it sounds like she might pull it off~ :o)

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  2. I don't know how much I'd enjoy a movie about Marilyn, but I do like the movies that Marilyn Monroe made. I'm always remained how good of an actress she actually was and sometimes the hype of her glamour and the stereotype of her ditziness makes us forget that.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  3. @Avalon
    glad you like it, Avalon ;)

    @Leigh
    I think she will be stunning and perfect :)

    @Alex
    it is isn't it?

    @Arlee
    yes, she did have some serious dramatic roles, and was also a lovely comedian beside being beautiful.

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  4. She does Marilyn surprisingly well! I always feel more in the loop after visiting your blog!

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  5. and we always love when you come and visit, Lydia ;)

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  6. I never once thought of Michelle Williams as Marily Monroe until I saw that second picture you have of her a few months back. She really looks great!

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  7. You, see, Amanda, how I was right when I was cheering for Michelle in this role :)

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  8. Sounds like a great cast and she looks awesome as Marilyn!

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  9. Too bad we have to wait so long to see it! Great cast & fascinating story. Thanks for the book[s] recommendations! :)

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  10. @Kelly
    the cast is really great!

    @Lisa
    yep, I thought we would see it next year. Ah, you writers see just books :P

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  11. That is one impressive cast list. Not my usual cup of tea, but definitely one to keep an eye out for.

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  12. yep, a lot of great British thespians are in it :)

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  13. Quite interesting post ! I enjoyed your post very much...Seems to be you have great interest in film..

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