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Beautiful Photos of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

Ever since we heard that Michelle Williams would be playing the lead role in the upcoming film My Week with Marilyn, we’ve been curious if she’d be able to do such an iconic figure justice. No disrespect to her acting chops intended — it can be difficult to embody characters who are so entrenched in pop culture without it coming off as caricature (see: David Bowie as Andy Warhol in Basquiat). If this Annie Leibovitz-shot feature in the October issue of Vogue is any indication, then at the very least Ms. Williams has nailed the aesthetics of the part.

“As soon as I finished the script, I knew that I wanted to do it, and then I spent six months trying to talk myself out of it,” she tells interviewer Adam Green. “But I always knew that I never really had a choice… I’ve started to believe that you get the piece of material that you were ready for.” Click through to check out the images, and let us know in the comments what you think of her take on Marilyn.


Photo credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue


Photo credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue


Photo credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue


Photo credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue


Photo credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue


Photo credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

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