Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to witness, first hand, a world with Marilyn Monroe as a current fashion icon? If your answer is yes, then I have some good news for you. The next best thing has happened! Michelle Williams will be portraying the infamous Marilyn Monroe in a film entitled, My Week with Marilyn. The hype on this film and its star, Michelle Williams, has hit the main stream. Michelle will be featured on the cover of next month’s US Vogue (October 2011). However, Michelle is not Michelle Williams on the cover of the fashion magazine, but her new alter-ego, Marilyn Monroe. And no to mention, Michelle, or should I say Marilyn, is beautifully adorned in an Oscar De La Renta sparkly gown.

The October issue of US Vogue’s cover and feature article is promoting Michelle’s new film, My Week with Marilyn. The movie is portraying Michelle as Marilyn in 1956, during Marilyn’s film, The Princess and the Showgirl. My Week with Marilyn will actually represent just a week (as the title implies) out of Marilyn Monroe’s life while filming the 1956 movie, The Princess and the Showgirl. As Michelle’s career has only been rising since its beginning on Dawson’s Creek, it is no surprise that she was selected for the role. Also, Michelle has a close connection to celebrities who have passed away at an early age due to abuse. Michelle was married to Heath Ledger who passed in 2008 in a very similar way that Marilyn met her demise.

When interviewed, Michelle was asked about playing the infamous role and responded with, “As soon as I finished the script [for My Week with Marilyn], I knew that I wanted to do it, and then I spent six months trying to talk myself out of it. 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.” And as far as looking the part, Michelle has some weight to gain to fulfill the iconic Marilyn figure. This proved to be somewhat difficult explains Michelle, “Unfortunately, it (the weight) went right to my face (puffs up cheeks to illustrate). So at some point it became a question of, Do I want my face to look like Marilyn Monroe’s or my hips?”  As you will notice when you pick up your copy of Vogue, Michelle’s face does not look “puffy” as she went with padding to fill in the difference for Marilyn’s curves.

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