”I’m Trying To Do Two Things At Once……. So That Leaves Me Feeling Pretty Exhausted”- Michelle Williams For ELLE UK

34 year old Oscar nominated actress Michelle Williams is the cover girl of ELLE UK’s April 2015 issue. Michelle looked incredible in Louis Vuitton and was photographed by Kerry Hallihan. Read excerpts from the cover interview: 

On Hollywood; ”You truly never know what’s going to happen,’ she says of the unpredictability of theatre (having just ended a run playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway). ‘And to have things go wrong, or to make mistakes in real time and then be able to assimilate whatever is different is a tremendous feeling. To find in those moments that one doesn’t stop, or perish, or run away, but that you can rely on yourself to process things and keep going.”


On motherhood; ”I feel like I’m so good at raising a kid when I’m not working,’ she adds. ‘I don’t forget anything. I’ve got everything covered. It’s a real luxury to have a moment when I’m not scrambling. I feel like most of my life, I’m trying to do two things at once, both to the best of my abilities. So that leaves me feeling pretty exhausted. I’m the person who falls asleep all the time. You invite me over for dinner or to a party, and there’s a whole scrapbook of pictures of me napping. I’ve even been given a nickname because of my snoring.”

On her love of poetry; ”I love poetry because it’s like a shot, like an attack, like a dose. And for a person who doesn’t have very much free time, it does its work very quickly. So I read poems on my phone when I wake up in the morning. ‘It opens you up for the rest of the day, and suddenly your life becomes a little more observed. And when it becomes more observed, it can’t help but start to become more beautiful.”


On recent roles and what inspires her; “[It’s always just been] an instantaneous response that happened while I was reading a script,” she said of finding roles. “It’s the only thing I ever went off — not advice, not some picture in terms of placement or strategy — but just a feeling that came off of the page and into my heart. It suits me best to work with friends, and to make something that feels really homemade.”


Read the full interview with Michelle Williams only in the April 2015 issue of ELLE UK, out on newsstands and available via Apple Newsstand on 5 March.

Picture credit: Kerry Hallihan/ ELLE UK

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