When Heath Ledger died earlier this year, his ex-wife Michelle Williams stayed away as possible from the limelight. With two films to promote – ‘Wendy and Lucy’ and ‘Synecdoche, New York’, Williams started talking about her private life.
Williams opens up about living under a microscope while coping with Heath Ledger’s death, explaining how she feels about an exposed life, “It’s such a funny line to walk as an actor. There’s some great quote I think Dustin Hoffman gave when he was doing ‘The Graduate’: ‘The more you know about me, the harder my job is’.”
When asked about how she’s handling Heath’s death, Williams explained, “It’s so sad. I guess it’s always changing. What else can I say? I just wake up each day in a slightly different place—grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by ‘it’s always changing’. It’s a strange thing to say because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone. In some ways it gets worse. That’s what I would say.”
The interview seemed hard for Michelle Williams, especially since it has been the first time she’s talked about how she felt about her life this past year.
Check out some pictures of Michelle Williams from both her films…