Michelle Williams arrived on the carpet at the Oscars in a strapless Louis Vuitton gown! It's the last stop in a busy awards season for Michelle, who's up for a best actress statue thanks to her role in My Week With Marilyn. It's already been a winning weekend for Michelle. She won best actress at yesterday's Independent Spirit Awards, and during her acceptance speech, she thanked the "dreamers," "dropouts," and "delinquents" in the room. We'll see if today brings another accolade to Michelle's busy awards season. Win or lose, she'll make the rounds this evening with her BFF and constant companion, Busy Philipps. Busy has accompanied Michelle to so many parties and ceremonies this year that her young daughter, Birdie, recently said jokingly, "Mama, Michelle is nominated for too much stuff." Weigh in on Michelle's look by voting on Fab and Bella's polls.
In My Week With Marilyn, Michelle Williams takes on the formidable challenge of playing '50s screen siren Marilyn Monroe. She proves that she's capable and delivers a performance that goes beyond mimicking Monroe; Williams creates a character that you appreciate outside of the real person. The film follows Marilyn while she was in the UK filming the 1957 movie The Prince and the Showgirl opposite Laurence Olivier, but the story is told from someone far less famous than those Hollywood legends. Colin Clark (played by Eddie Redmayne), a young production assistant on the film, wrote the memoir the film is based on, and the story — and impression of Marilyn — are all from his perspective.
The shooting of the film doesn't go smoothly, due to the difficulties caused by Monroe's acting insecurities. She frustrates Olivier, who is not just her leading man, but also director and producer. Marilyn needs constant support, but when her new husband Arthur Miller has to go back to the US to work, she has to find it elsewhere, and takes a shine to Colin. They become friends and confidantes for a week, and they're a magical few days for Colin. Though he experiences ups and downs with the actress, he still falls for the woman easily, in much the same way that I fell for this lovely film. To find out why I was so charmed by My Week With Marilyn, just keep reading.
Michelle Williams usually sticks to sleeker silhouettes on the red carpet, but for the My Week With Marilyn premiere in France, the actress opted for a more feminine approach. Her pink Christian Dior gown showed no shortage of embellishments; from the bow detail up top to the silver metallic floral embroidery, this dress was an eyeful to take in. For accessories, Michelle chose a pair of silver peep-toe pumps, a bold red lip, and matching nails. We're torn on how we feel about this ensemble, so take a look at the slideshow for more close-up shots, then tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Michelle Williams looked magnifique at the Parisian premiere of My Week With Marilyn. Held at the Cinema Gaumont Marignan last night, the 31-year-old teamed her soft pixie crop with sparkling gunmetal liner and a raspberry red lip. It's a slightly fresher and flirtier look than the blood red she sported at the BAFTAs earlier this week and we love how she's continued the colour theme with co-ordinating nails. It's also a stellar example of how well red works on pink.
Michelle Williams and her My Week With Marilyn director Simon Curtis hit the red carpet in Paris last night for the French premiere of their film. Michelle, dressed in a pink Christian Dior gown, beamed while fans screamed her name outside Cinema Gaumont Marignan. The actress has been in Europe since Sunday when she attended the star-studded BAFTA Awards. She lost the best actress statue to The Iron Lady's Meryl Streep, but Michelle will get another chance later this month at the Academy Awards. Both women are nominated for their leading roles along with Viola Davis, Glenn Close, and Rooney Mara. Don't forget to fill out your 2012 Oscar predictions ballot to see who really knows their movies!
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We’ve been dying to see My Week With Marilyn ever since we heard Michelle Williams was stepping into the iconic role of Marilyn Monroe. The movie, which is about production assistant Colin Clark’s experience of working with Marilyn during the filming of the 1957 movie The Prince and the Showgirl, has been getting a lot of awards season buzz, particularly for lead Michelle, who’s up for an Oscar and has already won a Golden Globe.
To celebrate its release, we’re teaming up with Village Cinemas Gold Class to host a special screening with some of our Melbourne-based PopSugar readers! Here are the details:
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:15 p.m. arrival for drinks and canapés. Screening starts at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Rivoli Cinemas, 200 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria.
15 lucky winners will receive a double pass to our Gold Class screening, which will include dinner, drinks and a goodie bag! Winners must be 18 or over.
Terms and Conditions apply.
Entrants must be VIC-based.
Michelle Williams continued her awards season run at the SAG Awards today, looking stunning in a red lace Valentino dress. The actress, nominated once again in the best actress category for her work in My Week With Marilyn, was a presenter at the Directors Guild Awards on the weekend, and she’ll presenting today as well. She said she chose her dress based on “instinct” and has “absolutely nothing” coming up work-wise; she’s looking forward to being a normal mum to Matilda again. Weigh in on Michelle’s look by voting on Fab and Bella’s fashion and beauty polls.
Michelle Williams was one of the stars honoured with an Oscar nomination when they were announced on Wednesday, and she sat down on The Today Show this morning to chat about the exciting news. Michelle's been in the spotlight this awards season for her role in My Week With Marilyn and has already taken home a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical. She's also up for a statue at Monday's SAG Awards. Watch Michelle talk about her Oscar nomination excitement now!
When we first saw Michelle Williams in GQ's February issue, we couldn't help be drawn to the beautiful lingerie she was sporting on the cover. The bra and briefs, both by Stella McCartney, are available to buy now from Net-a-Porter and boast the perfect functional-but-still-sexy vibe we always look for in our underwear. The contour bra, which blends vintage-style with modern-comfort, features a nude, moulded cup with black straps and fishnet overlay, while the matching briefs are the perfect low-rise shape. Keen to add them to your lingerie drawer? Start dropping those Valentine's hints, pronto.
Stella McCartney bra, approx $104, and briefs, approx $57, available from Net-a-Porter.
She's just been awarded her first Golden Globe for her portrayal as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn, and she's stripped down to her lingerie and taken on the platinum bombshell bob, bold red lip and dark lashes again for the February issue of US GQ magazine. Along with talking about her relationship with Heath Ledger and daughter Matilda, Michelle discussed playing the Hollywood icon, and moving away from sexier roles in both TV and film. "I wouldn't say that that would be one of my first qualities as a human being — being sexy . . . and I think because my character on Dawson's Creek was sexy . . . sexualised . . . sexual . . . I saw all the negative attention and connotations that can come along with that. And that those things can keep people from seeing you clearly." It's not the first time Michelle has donned the signature Marilyn Monroe look for a magazine — she appeared in the October US Vogue issue in a similar fashion.