I’ll admit always had a soft spot for Michelle Williams and I’ve even had a few friends say to me she’s a ‘bit on the ugly side’ I nearly choked on my pint of lager I was drinking. The Daily Mail today have posted online 2 images of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe for her up and coming flick My Week With Marilyn which show she is no ugly duckling but a pretty girl looking even more prettier as a screen icon.
My Week With Marilyn is based on the memoirs of Colin Clark a young Englishman (played by Eddie Redmayne)a assistant to Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh ) who escorted Monroe around Britain when her husband at the time Arthur Miller left the country. Monroe was in the country to co star with Olivier in The Prince And The Showgirl a movie which also see the actress have a temptress relationship with her co star/director too. A fantastic cast in this movie which frankly we haven’t heard much about Judi Dench as actress Sybil Thorndike, Julia Ormond as Olivier’s wife Vivien Leigh, Dougray Scott as Monroe’s husband Arthur Miller, with Derek Jacobi, Dominic Cooper and Emma Watson.
Check out the new images, hopefully a trailer will be with us very shortly as the movie is due for release in November on the 18th (USA is November 4th).
‘My Week With Marilyn’ chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) in which she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with Colin Clark. 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’ – this is 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.