Michelle Williams graces the January cover of Angeleno and opens up about her 5-year-old daughter Matilda. Williams, a Golden Globe nominee for her role in Blue Valentine, says one day she will watch Brokeback Mountain with her.
She says of meeting Heath Ledger, “I was just an actor who happened to be lucky enough to be in the right place, and it was the place where I met Matilda’s father, and that is a lot. It was a lot. And it will be a lot for Matilda too, when she gets around to watching it. I will watch it with her, when she’s ready. It is hard to imagine what that would feel like, but one day, yes, we will watch it together.”
The actress also talks about how Matilda is maturing.
She explains, “Her hair is down to her chin and she has decided she can have her bangs trimmed, but she doesn’t want a bob anymore.
“A bob is cute for a three-year-old but she is five now… It’s crazy how fast time is going for me and how agonizingly slow it is going for her. When she was four she would say ‘I am four and a half,’ ‘I am four and five-sixths,’ ‘four and seven-eighths,’ because all the increments mattered.”
Williams also feels like she’s growing up too.
I’ve done a lot. I have taken on a lot of things earlier than would be the standard in terms of working, of being in a serious relationship and having a child. I was 25 when I had Matilda and so I feel like I have caught up to myself, and 30 feels like a number that maybe matches all those things a little bit better.”