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[post_page_title]Michelle Williams vs. Marilyn Monroe[/post_page_title]

Biopics are a dangerous gambit for Hollywood stars. On the one hand, many of them have become blockbusters, but at the same time playing someone adored by millions means the stakes are incredibly high. If you turn in anything less than a spot-on performance, critics and audiences will roast you. When Michelle Williams took on the unenviable task of playing an icon, Marilyn Monroe, in My Week with Marilyn, she didn’t just nail the physical resemblance – she sounded and moved like her too. According to Williams, it helped that Marilyn herself was sort-of fictional, meticulously created by Norma Jeane Baker.

Michelle Williams vs. Marilyn Monroe

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