As the years go by Williams is becoming more recognised as a talented performer then as Jen Lindley. Williams is perhaps the surprise breakout star from the Dawson’s Creek cast (my money was firmly on Pacey) with what is fast becoming a very credible career.
However, according to the media; career-schmeer, isn’t that the mother of the dead actor Heath Ledger’s child?
Interestingly Marilyn Monroe, the woman Williams won the award for her portrayal of, won the very same award 52 years ago. This fact is not interesting enough apparently and I have yet to see coverage of Williams’s win that does not feature an image of her and Ledger together, or at least a mention of their relationship.
Piers Morgan got in on the act, tweeting “Michelle Williams told me she keeps her hair short-cropped because Heath Ledger liked it that way. #GoldenGlobes”
What does that have to do with anything?! Michelle Williams has been sporting a pixie crop for a very long time now and whilst she was recently quoted as saying she maintained it in ‘tribute’ to the only straight guy she knew who liked short hair on women it doesn’t really seamlessly link to her Golden Globe win.
In her acceptance speech Williams said: “I consider myself a mother first and an actress second, and so the person I most want to thank is my daughter, my little girl, whose bravery and exuberance is the example that I take with me in my work and in my life.”
Alluding to the amount of preparation that went into Williams’s character development she added, "Thank you for suffering through six months of bedtime stories where all the princesses were read aloud in Marilyn Monroe voices."
This and even her Jason Wu dress has been skipped over to get to the part about the tragedy of Ledger’s short life.
I hasten to acknowledge it was a tragic accident in 2008 when the actor died of an accidental drug overdose. However Williams is clearly concentrating on being a fantastic mother and actress. So let’s allow her to do that and congratulate her for it.
A Golden Globe win, not bad for a girl from the Creek...