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“I’m hooked on trying out things that I’m not sure I’m able to do”

Award-winning actress, Michelle Williams, is once again creating a buzz in her role in Manchester By The Sea. Here, she talks about the film, taking risks and what motherhood means to her

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Somewhere along the way, actress Michelle Williams’s career underwent a startling transformation. Initially featuring in glossy adolescent fare like Halloween H20, bubblegum politico drama, Dick, and cult classic, Prozac Nation, she went on to land a starring role in Ang Lee’s Oscar-winner, Brokeback Mountain, earning her first Academy Award nomination [one of three since] and that was that – suddenly the pixie-featured girl from Montana was a force to be reckoned with.

She scooped parts with famed director Martin Scorsese [Shutter Island], Derek Cianfrance [Blue Valentine] and in Simon Curtis’s critically acclaimed My Week With Marilyn. Today, we meet to discuss her role in Manchester By The Sea, the long-awaited comeback from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan. Williams co-stars with Casey Affleck in this grief-laden tragedy about loss and redemption, which has already picked up six Bafta nominations and a Golden Globe win for best actor.

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