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Reel vs. Real: Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

This week's Reel vs. Reel offering is about the most recent biopic to offer a cinematic glimpse into the life of Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic faces and names in Hollywood. Read about this 2011 biopic which starred Michelle Williams as the famed blonde bombshell after the jump!

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In 2009, American actress Michelle Williams joined the roster of actresses who portrayed Marilyn Monroe when she snagged the title role for My Week with Marilyn. The 2011 British biopic, which was written by Adrian Hodges and directed by Simon Curtis, was based on two books written by Colin Clark: “The Prince, the Showgirl and Me,” a set of diaries about his experience as a personal assistant of Laurence Olivier for the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957); and “My Week With Marilyn”, a memoir about his alleged romance with the sultry Hollywood star.

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Alongside Williams starred Eddie Redmayne as the young, aspiring filmmaker Colin Clark, and Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier. Dougray Scott portrayed the playwright Arthur Miller, Monroe’s husband at the time, while Emma Watson landed a small role as Lucy, a wardrobe assistant who became Clark’s other love interest.

The initial trailer for My Week With Marilyn was shown during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and quickly became a Cannes Favorite.

Watch the official trailer for My Week With Marilyn below:

All information for this article were sourced from My Week With Marilyn on Wikipedia and Colin Clark on Wikipedia.

written by plasticpopsicle

2 comments

  1. blueskyandhardrock

    blueskyandhardrock

    Michelle Williams has got to be one of my most favorite actresses out there. She broke my heart in Blue Valentine and Take This Waltz.

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  2. roxyvonschlotterstein

    roxyvonschlotterstein

    Saw her in "Take This Waltz" a few days ago: stunning actress!

    about 1 year ago · report as spam

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