Williams sat down with Newsweek to promote her new film, “Wendy and Lucy,” and said of her life, “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’. Williams continued, “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.”
For many celebrities, the security of their children around aggressive paparazzi becomes a foremost concern, which holds true for Williams as well. “It burns a fire inside of me, the s— that I’ve seen people do to get at me or my daughter. I won’t forget it, and I wont’ support it. I don’t want my daughter growing up feeling spied on or threatened.”
Williams described a confrontation with a female paparazzi, “I said, ‘You’re better than this. Look at you! You’re young, you’re able-bodied, you have a brightness in your eyes. You’re above this.’ But you know what? She didn’t go away.”
Williams has been busy making films, and has 3 new movies out in 2009, but she plans to take a year off and focus on her daughter. With respect to the media attention surrounding her life, she told Newsweek, “If it gets to the point where I can’t situate my life in a way that they stay away more, then I’ll drop a match on the thing. I’ll be sad. I like to act. It’s saved my life over and over again. It’s given me a sense of self-esteem, self-worth. I have this thing that I’m in love with – acting — and now it has this baggage.”
Williams and Ledger met while filming Brokeback Mountain in 2005, daughter Matilda Rose was born later that year.
Source: Access Hollywood via Newsweek & IMDB
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