Watch Michelle Williams in the 'My Week With Marilyn' Trailer

October 6, 2011 By:
Watch Michelle Williams in the 'My Week With Marilyn' Trailer

We've been waiting for this movie for ages—especially since Michelle Williams channeled Marilyn Monroe for Vogue's October cover.

The Weinstein Company's new film, My Week with Marilyn, stars Williams and now a trailer of the flick has been released. Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh also star in the movie.

The film tells the story of Colin Clark, an assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl in 1956. Sir Laurence Olivier (played by Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Williams) starred in the flick. At the time, Monroe was also honeymooning with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller (played by Dougary Scott).

As the story goes, Arthur Miller leaves for England for a week, and during that time, Colin pals around with Marilyn, acting as her British tour guide. The trailer shows Monroe being labeled as a heartbreaker, her bouts with depression, and the public's sexual obsession with the actress. Williams' depiction is spot on.

Between the story line and the massive talent tagged to this movie, it's undoubtedly going to be a huge hit when it releases on November 4th.

While preparing for the movie, Williams gained weight to recreate Monroe's body type. She also worked with a choreographer to capture Marilyn's walk.

"Unfortunately, [the weight] went right to my face," Williams tells Vogue. "So at some point it became a question of, do I want my face to look like Marilyn Monroe's or my hips?"

She also admits that she used foam padding to complete the look. But after it was all done, in was nearly a life-changing experience for Williams to channel the iconic Hollywood legend.

"It felt like being reborn. It felt like breaking my body and remaking it in her image, learning how she walked and talked and held her head. None of that existed in my physical memory, and I knew I needed as much time as possible to make it part of me."

And it's a role that she could get used to.

"I wish that I could play her for the rest of my life."

Williams also says that since turning 30, she's had a newfound confidence. Perhaps that helped her with the role.

"I feel like something has changed for me...Maybe it has something to do with turning 30. I don’t feel as shy or nervous or self-conscious. I have more confidence that I can handle what life brings me...It's like I've found my voice."