'My Week With Marilyn' trailer: See Michelle Williams as Monroe

The trailer for My Week With Marilyn may divide Marilyn Monroe fans on how well the Oscar nominee Michelle Williams embodies the icon, but at the very least, we can all agree that she has spectacular hair with wonderful bounce.

Oh, it’s the plot of the film you’re interested in? It focuses on a week in the summer of 1956, when, while filming The Prince and the Showgirl with co-star-director Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh), Monroe spends a week enjoying British life with a 23-year-old assistant on the film named Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) while her new husband Arthur Miller is in Paris. Can she escape the pressures of being the world’s most famous woman? Does she really want to? 

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  • tundraaim

    wow – interesting

    • not feeling it

      I think Michelle Williams is a wonderful talent but I’m just not feeling her in this role. It’s not just that she doesn’t look like Marilyn but she doesn’t seem to have that inner sexy essence. Michelle is just too gentle and too fragile to get the dual nature of Marilyn I think Charlize Theron would have been a better fit. I will give the movie a chance, on DVD.

      • JenC

        Charlize is like twice the size of Marilyn LOL.

      • Anise

        I think her face was a lil rounder than Marilyn but she is still beautiful, I liked the old TV movie Blonde that came out in 01 with Poppy Montgomery she looked alot like MM!

  • looksgood

    Looks like it will be good maybe another nomination for the lovely Michelle Williams :-)

    • Miguel

      Mia Jag e4lskar Marilyn med! Pe5 ne5t vis ke4nns det som jag e4r ve4ldigt lik henne.. He5ller precis pe5 att le4sa en roman om hnenes liv, ‘Blonde’ heter den. Verkar bra hittils! Om du inte redan le4st den rekommenderar jag den. Tack ff6r ditt tips med. Ska nog kf6pa den ne5nge5ng med. Ha det se5 bra Carolina, lycka till med allt xoxo Mia

  • Kat

    Looks like it’s right up Michelle William’s alley – I expect an Oscar nod from this one and it’s always worth the ticket to see Kenneth Branagh

    • Mateus

      NJ While I believe that is true in terms of her caerer in terms of the issue I was discussing in the piece, I don’t think when she was born would have made a difference. I was born after she died, I’m a totally different generation, post-Pill, supposedly enlightened, sex ed classes in school, and I had similar struggles. The culture is still set up to shame/exploit/demean female sexuality and the women who internalize it, for whatever reason, suffer. This is still going on. That’s really why I wrote the piece.But I agree about her caerer. The studio was collapsing. She was already moving towards independent projects. She was only in her 30s. Who knows what she would have done.

  • Jen

    I definitely want to see it, but I wouldn’t she made a remarkable transformation. She looks like she’s Michelle Williams playing Michelle Williams.

  • sarah d

    No one looks like Marilyn so if you drop that expectation the movie looks well worth a trip to the theater.

  • Carmen

    WOW! I was expecting a bland preview and more “enough about Marilyn Monroe” comments. I loved the preview and will now see the movie. As for Williams, second Oscar nod?

    • kate

      third – she was nominated for brokeback mountain (supporting) and blue valentine (lead)

    • Darca

      26 oktober, 2011. 06:50Hej canoilra, du e4r se5 vacker! Jag har tavlor pe5 marilyn monroe pe5 ve4ggarna i mitt rum. Jag vill se4ga att du e4r en (tf6ntigt nog sagt av mig) men faktist en ff6rebild ff6r mig. Me5nga ge5nger har jag perioder de5 ja ke4nner mig se5 de5lig och tre5kig. Se5 klickar jag in pe5 din blogg och fe5r en se5n je4vla energi. Jag blir jag och pepp pe5 livet. Det skulle vara se5 coolt att fe5 tre4ffa dig och prata om allt mf6jligt. Skulle marilyn finnas skulle vi tre kunnat ta en fika! haha.! Nemen jag beundrar dig , Sc5 Jc4VLA COOL!

  • Dave

    I love Michelle Williams and think she is the next Meryl Streep. But maybe Charlize Theron should’ve played this?

    • Squishmar

      I don’t know why people say Charlize Theron. Their body types are complete opposites… plus, Charlize is very tall. I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head resemblance-wise but at least we know Michelle Williams can act. (I think Charlize is a great actress too… that’s not my implication.)

    • Lovely

      I’m one of the few people on the plneat who doesn’t get the marilyn monroe thing but okay. When I was a kid I found her scary (she was long dead at that time but you couldn’t escape her), what with the hair and that weird way of talking and all. Yikes.I love Michelle Williams and I’ll see it because she’s in it and it looks good.

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  • jnd239

    I absolutely cannot wait to see this. I’d love to see Michelle Williams finally win an Oscar!

  • TayMads

    This looks really good. As for the comments that I am sure will suggest she doesn’t look like Marilyn Monroe and they will probably suggest other actresses, I think they went with Michelle Williams because of her acting, not the way she looks. I think she sounds like her and pulls off her mannerisms well so what she looks like shouldn’t matter. It helps but I think the point of the movie is to show there is more than to Marilyn Monroe than her looks. I will definitely go see this though.

  • Bee

    I’m intrigued by the idea of personas and choosing identities for survival, so I’m sold on that aspect of the movie. The icing is the sublime, understated Michelle Williams who can break your heart with a glance. I’m in.

    • Abdullatef

      I think she was a good choice for the role, as some might have cheosn ‘Scarlett Johansson’ perhaps! .. but Michelle is just such a good drama actress! and much needed for the complex role of Marilyn, I think! x

  • Dvnovert

    Absolutely awful! They made a horrible decision. The face is terrible of course but she doesn’t sound like her, all I hear is Michelle. She doesn’t evoke the sexuality or power or aura! I can’t believe they completely fawked up like this.
    Here is a perfect example of someone’s hype overpowering clarity in judgement. This whole Michelle is a good actress, a star, sexy…whatever…it’s all Hollywood hogwash. She’s fine playing dopey, homely relatable characters, even modern hipsters…but this is god awful.

    I FULLY expect the critics to kiss her ass and call this all brilliant and give her not only an Oscar nomination, but at least a Golden Globe win…but that’s how H’Town works..if you’re in, and a critical darling, A-list golden girl, you’re going to be guarded and your image will be preserved.

    MARILYN’s legacy- mark my words- will be completely sacrificed by Michelle’s publicity campaign to preserve Michelle’s image.

    It’s the death of Beauty in America, y’all…first GagGag, now this!

    Of course I’m still going to see the movie…Part of me loves a train wreck, but maybe it will still be a good movie, even if it seems more about a fictional movie star and not at all Marilyn.

    • Pathetic Choice

      You got it my friend and Michelle is nothing but a disgrace trying to act like a legend that was very beautiful.

  • Michael

    This looks like a wonderful movie; sure, Michelle doesn’t look exactly like Marilyn, but that’s because no one could… she’s a great actress, and I think it’ll be a great movie!

  • Kathy

    Is it just me or is Emma Watson in this movie? If so WTF.

  • Jean Harlow

    Heath Ledger could have played Marilyn better than Michelle Williams. Sorry, but Michelle dosen’t have that “it” quality so she better have the big 3, Face, Body, Voice/Mannerisms, to entice an audience to watch, and she dosen’t even have 1! What’s with the super fake contacts? And Marilyn had Flesh Appeal. She was peaches and cream. Michelle is chalky white and looks bored and lifeless. Makes me feel nothing. Sorry, Michelle, all that research and this is the best you can do?

  • Sylvia

    I love the negative comments from people who are judging Michelle Williams’ entire performance by a couple of snippets from a 2 minute trailer.

    I am pretty sure that with the choice of MIchelle Williams in the title role, the filmmakers were looking for an actress, not a Marilyn Monroe impersonator.

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