Belfast Telegraph

Williams dreams of the quiet life

Michelle Williams has revealed she has considered getting out of showbusiness.

The Oscar-nominated actress, who next stars in My Week With Marilyn, says she has even thought about taking up a job in a launderette or restaurant kitchen.

"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," she told Hobo magazine.

"Clearly, I don't like to be in charge. And thinking of quitting is just keeping going in disguise," added the 31-year-old.

Mother-of-one Michelle - who received nods for her performances in Blue Valentine and Brokeback Mountain - was inspired by the idea after working with British actor Toby Jones and watching productions by Complicite, Simon McBurney's theatre troupe.

"I felt like I had the sleep rubbed out of my eyes. It seemed like a new horizon for me," she continued.

"What these guys are up to is as foreign as another language to me. I'm mystified and utterly curious. What a lovely feeling of renewal. I've been acting for 20 years and watching them work I'm eight years old all over again and watching my first play for the first time."


From Belfast Telegraph