Michelle Williams ‘My Week with Marilyn’ Interview Video

Eddie Redmayne, Dougray Scott, and Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn
Eddie Redmayne, Dougray Scott, and Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn - © The Weinstein Company
Michelle Williams is garnering Oscar buzz for her starring role as Marilyn Monroe in the dramatic film My Week with Marilyn, based on true events and co-starring Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh. And in this video courtesy of The Weinstein Company, Williams talks about the appeal of playing Marilyn, the real Marilyn’s voice and walk, her admiration for the iconic actress, and why she really loves this film.

The Plot: In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), 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 (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott).

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.

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