Michelle Williams’ latest role is as Marilyn Monroe, but the actress still insists that she isn’t a bombshell like the 1950s Hollywood icon of sexiness.
In an interview with GQ magazine, the 31-year-old actress explained “I wouldn’t say that would be one of my first qualities as a human being-being sexy.”
“I think because my character on ‘Dawson’s Creek’ was sexy…sexualized…sexual…I saw all the negative attention and connotations that come along with that. And that those things can keep people from seeing you clearly.”
She continued, “When you play sexy you’re kind of playing just for men. That is something you have to police and turn it on its head. I mean, sexuality has been a part of my work, obviously…’Blue Valentine’…but it’s never been sexy. It hasn’t been beautiful.”
Williams also spoke about how the very sudden death of her daughter Matilda’s father actor Heath Ledger wrecked her family plans since “I really wanted, and I really expected or imagined, that Matilda would have siblings that were close to her age. I wanted that for her. But I couldn’t make that happen. And now that she’s six, that isn’t even a possibility any more.”