Michelle plays MM in the upcoming biopic My Week with Marilyn, and she immersed herself in letters, pictures, and movies featuring the late icon.
In the new issue of Vogue, Michelle talks about the steps she took to embody the most famous sex symbol of all time:
“I’d go to bed every night with a stack of books next to me. And I’d fall asleep to movies of her. It was like when you were a kid and you’d put a book under your pillow hoping you’d get it by osmosis.”
Michelle also attempted to gain weight to duplicate Monroe’s curves. “Unfortunately, it went right to my face,” she said. “So at some point it became a question of, Do I want my face to look like Marilyn Monroe’s or my hips?” (She opted for the former and filled out the latter with foam padding.) In the end, she says, “it felt like being reborn. It felt like breaking my body and remaking it in her image, learning how she walked and talked and held her head.”
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For more Michelle Williams as Marilyn, see our prior post HERE.