From ’90s teen dream Jen Lindley to ’50s bombshell Marilyn Monroe, Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams boasts one diverse resume. And yet, it’s not too difficult for the starlet to draw parallels between her two latest projects: “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “My Week With Marilyn.” Or, more specifically, the guileless gals she plays in both films.
“I think they do share a kind of innocence,” Michelle told MTV News recently, referencing good witch Glinda and iconic actress Marilyn.
“I think that Marilyn’s innocence was weighted by—was something that came about because her childhood was cut off,” she explained. “She sort of stopped developing at a certain age because of trauma and circumstances. So her innocence was kind of stagnation. It was a place that she was stuck in, and then it was something that she learned to employ as a kind of tactic. So that’s her kind of innocence.
“I think Glinda’s kind of innocence is 100 percent pure,” she continued. “And isn’t at the cost of something else. So it comes from different places, but I do think they share that quality.”
You can judge for yourself when her “Wizard of Oz” prequel, also starring James Franco and Mila Kunis, hits theaters tomorrow.
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