Michelle Williams is the latest actress to take on the daunting task of playing Marilyn Monroe,and most critics agree that her performance as the Hollywood icon in “My Week with Marilyn” is spot on.
Mark Jenkins at the Washington Post writes:
“Williams’s Monroe is more vital than anything else. The actress captures Monroe’s range of emotions and personae, her shifts from vulnerability to brashness.”
Roger Ebert writes:
“What matters is the performance by Michelle Williams. She evokes so many Marilyns, public and private, real and make-believe. We didn’t know Monroe, but we believe she must have been something like this.”
The movie, which opened the day before Thanksgiving, currently has an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Some critics weren’t a fan of the movie but almost all of them agreed that Michelle Williams performance is award worthy.
Here’s a trailer for “My Week With Marilyn.
Have you seen “My Week With Marilyn?” Were you impressed with Williams’ performance?
“My Week With Marilyn” is based on the book written by Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier. The book focuses on Clark’s relationship with Marilyn during the production of “The Prince and the Showgirl.”
Michelle Williams will be taking on another famous role in her next film. Williams will play Glinda the good witch in Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful.”
Do you think Williams, who has already been nominated for two Oscars, will see a statue come her way for her role as Marilyn Monroe?