Williams: I Almost Talked Myself Out of 'Marilyn'


Michelle Williams has received glowing praise for her portrayal of the late Marilyn Monroe in a soon-to-be released biopic, but as the actress tells Ellen DeGeneres, the role was so intimidating, she nearly dropped out of the film halfway through.

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"It was just so daunting," said Williams of stepping into the icon's shoes. "I grew up with a picture of her in my bedroom."

After accepting the part, she shamefully admits she "spent the next 6 months trying to talk [her]self out of it."

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Watch for more on Michelle's road to My Week with Marilyn.

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