Michelle Williams shares why she hasn’t watched any of her movies or TV projects in over a decade
Michelle Williams revealed that she hasn’t watched her movies in over a decade.
The 42-year-old actress, who was nominated for a best actress Golden Globe for her role in The Fabelmans, admitted she hasn’t seen the Steven Spielberg-directed film or any of her other projects in years. last.
“I’m not able to look at my work,” the “Manchester by the Sea” star told the New York Times in an interview published Wednesday.
She continued, “I think the last thing I saw was Meek’s Cutoff in a theater with my daughter, so it’s been about a decade.”
Michelle Williams hasn’t seen any of her film or TV projects since 2010’s Meek’s Cutoff. (Emma McIntyre/WireImage)
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Williams starred as rowdy Emily Tetherow in the Western, which premiered in 2010. In addition to “The Fabelmans,” the Montana native has appeared in 16 other projects since the release of “Meek’s Cutoff,” according to IMDb.
The list includes some of Williams’ most acclaimed films. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Marilyn Monroe in 2011’s My Week With Marilyn.
Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her role in 2016’s Manchester by the Sea. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for 2017 “All the Money in the World”.
In addition to many other projects, the actress has also not seen her latest film The Fabelmans, which was loosely based on the life of director Steven Spielberg. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
The actress won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for the 2019 FX miniseries “Fosse/Vernon.”
Williams explained that she chooses not to watch her projects because it changes the experience for her.
“When I’m working on something, I feel completely inside it, and when I switch to an audience member, it changes my experience — and the experience is ultimately what I’m in it for,” she told the Times.
Williams added, “I can’t go back and forth between two ways of engaging in the story, even though I wish I was strong enough and able to see myself, figuring out what I wanted to be.” fixing it technically and then applying it the next time.”
“I’ve tried to do that, but I’m getting an internal rebound. I’m happier and maybe healthier just staying in my personal experience of playing these women.”
Williams went on to say that because she never revisits her characters after filming stops, the last day of filming “The Fabelmans” was emotional for her.
In “The Fabelmans,” Williams portrayed Mitzi Fabelman, a former concert pianist and supportive mother to aspiring young director Sammy. Her character was inspired by Spielberg’s own mother, Leah Adler. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
“On our last day, I grieved as if someone had actually died,” she said. “I was overwhelmed with grief to say goodbye to the woman I had inhabited and the relationships I had with these other characters.”
“I still miss being her and having that spirit flowing through mine, so it’s nice to remember that and the urgency of that shooting period.”
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In “The Fabelmans,” Williams portrayed Mitzi Fabelman, a former concert pianist and supportive mother to aspiring young director Sammy. The semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story is loosely based on Spielberg’s own life, and Williams’ character was inspired by his late mother Leah Adler.
The “Dawson’s Creek” alum reflected on how she feels when a project ends and she resumes her normal life at home. Williams recently welcomed a child, whose name or gender has not yet been released, with her husband Thomas Kail. The two also have a son, Hart, 2. Williams is also mother to Matilda, 17, whom she shared with the late Heath Ledger.
“When you’re doing something, you feel like the whole world is available material – everything is tingling and everything is possible – and then, after filming is done, you’re back at the breakfast table,” she said. “Which I clearly love, because I keep doubling the kids.”
In addition to Williams’ nomination, “The Fabelmans” received four other Golden Globe awards for original score, screenplay, dramatic motion picture and director of a motion picture.
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