Michelle Williams on playing Marilyn Monroe: 'I grew up with a picture of her in my bedroom'
"I was never really a very good student," she tells Ellen DeGeneres on her Friday, Oct. 28 show. "I didn't go to school for a terribly long time. I think I'm making up for it now. I worked so hard. I read all the books. I watched the movies. I was obsessed with her. I woke up with her every morning and I went to bed with her every night, in a way."
Williams reveals that she's a longtime fan of the late actress. " Yeah, I grew up with a picture of her in my bedroom. I had this picture of her wearing a white dress and she was barefoot running through the grass in Connecticut...That was sort of my primary connection to her. That's the Marilyn I loved."