Michelle Williams in cover of the Vogue US October issue, shot by Annie Leibovitz.
In her interview with Vogue, Michelle talks about how she went to great lengths to transform into the curvy Monroe, including working with a choreographer to capture Monroe’s walk to weight gain, which she says didn’t work out so well:
“Unfortunately, it went right to my face. So at some point it became a question of, Do I want my face to look like Marilyn Monroe’s or my hips?”
On using foam padding to complete the look: “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. None of that existed in my physical memory, and I knew I needed as much time as possible to make it part of me.”
On how the role couldn’t have arrived at a better time: “I feel like something has changed for me…Maybe it has something to do with turning 30. I don’t feel as shy or nervous or self-conscious. I have more confidence that I can handle what life brings me…It’s like I’ve found my voice.”
On playing the legenday icon: “As soon as I finished the script. I knew that I wanted to do it. I wish that I could play her for the rest of my life.
The October issue of Vogue Magazine hits stands September 20.