MICHELLE WILLIAMS says in no uncertain terms that she wants to quit acting. What?! After those Oscar nominations for “Brokeback Mountain and “Blue Valentine”? She’s so close to snagging that coveted golden naked guy, why would she think of quitting showbiz now? She isn’t thinking of doing a Greta Garbo (“I vant to ve alone!”) and disappear into seclusion with daughter Matilda, is she?
But the former “Dawson’s Creek” actress, who’ll be playing the iconic Marilyn Monroe in “My Week With Marilyn” has different ideas on the matter:
“I often dream of quitting acting. Walking away and becoming a laundress or a sous chef or maybe writing other people’s love letters for a living,”
Michelle tells celebrity news.
“Clearly, I don’t like to be in charge. And thinking of quitting is just keeping going in disguise. When you have options, anything is bearable. It’s when a situation is inescapable that it becomes hell. It seems to me that as soon as you get good at something, it is a sure sign that it is about to walk out of your life because it ceases to hold your mind and creative energy hostage.”
Clearly, we are either in a huge state of depression or taking an insane amount of mind-altering drugs.
Or else this is just how a gifted thespian talks, enigmatically without any particular meaning that’s clear to anyone but themselves.
Still, whatever Michelle Williams is planning, we hope she plods on until she snags that Oscar. It’ll be a pity to have nothing to show to young Matilda once she’s segued her career over to slaving away over the vichyssoise at a three-star hotel, or managing the neighboring Laundromat.
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