Michelle Williams Opens Up About Life Without Heath

Williams sat down with Newsweek to promote her new film, “Wendy and Lucy,” and said of her life, “It’s so sad. I guess it’s always changing… What else can I say? I just wake up each day in a slightly different place. Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by ‘it’s always changing’. Williams continued, “It’s a strange thing to say. Because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone. In some ways it gets worse. That’s what I would say.”

For many celebrities, the security of their children around aggressive paparazzi becomes a foremost concern, which holds true for Williams as well. “It burns a fire inside of me, the s— that I’ve seen people do to get at me or my daughter. I won’t forget it, and I wont’ support it. I don’t want my daughter growing up feeling spied on or threatened.”

Williams described a confrontation with a female paparazzi, “I said, ‘You’re better than this. Look at you! You’re young, you’re able-bodied, you have a brightness in your eyes. You’re above this.’ But you know what? She didn’t go away.”

Williams has been busy making films, and has 3 new movies out in 2009, but she plans to take a year off and focus on her daughter. With respect to the media attention surrounding her life, she told Newsweek, “If it gets to the point where I can’t situate my life in a way that they stay away more, then I’ll drop a match on the thing. I’ll be sad. I like to act. It’s saved my life over and over again. It’s given me a sense of self-esteem, self-worth. I have this thing that I’m in love with – acting — and now it has this baggage.”

Williams and Ledger met while filming Brokeback Mountain in 2005, daughter Matilda Rose was born later that year.

Source: Access Hollywood via Newsweek & IMDB

Photo: Flynet; VILA/ANDERSON/bauergriffinonline

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  • Dea

    I admire her integrity and strength. God knows how people can live with all eyes looking at you and scrutiny.

  • k

    What a beautiful, intelligent woman. I wish her and matilda nothing but happiness

  • Nina

    Yeah, and funny that the CBS crew of all things chose a paparazzi photo for this interview… I don’t understand why this site still supports the paps by showing pictures of those who have particular problems with the paparazzi harassment (esp. when their children are involved!). There are more than enough photoshoots in magazines, official events etc. to run this site. Hello brassiness, goodbye empathy!

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