Michelle Williams: Parenting Is “The Ultimate Creative Act”

Michelle Williams: Parenting Is "The Ultimate Creative Act"

This month’s issue of Hobo magazine features a gorgeous portrait of actress Michelle Williams on its cover. In the interview, the lovely Blue Valentine star opens up about her hopes as a mom, her goals as an actress, and her dreams of one day living life outside of the Hollywood spotlight.

Though she’s enjoyed incredible success and accolades as an actress, Michelle, who has 6-year-old daughter Matilda, says she’s still trying to find her way.

“I’m always trying to figure out what kind of life I want to live. What do I want to do? Where is the best place to be? How do I want to spend my time?”

The single mom adds that through all of her acting accomplishments, what matters to her most is succeeding as a mom.

“What situations optimize my parenting? Which really is the most important thing in my world. That’s the question that I’m asking,” she muses. “How do I live my life and work in a way that makes me the best parent I can be? I think it’s the ultimate creative act. If this doesn’t turn out well then there is no success or awards in the world that can make up for it. So I’m always wondering what that balance is, and where it is.”

There may be countless aspiring actors out there chasing down the Hollywood dream, but Michelle admits she often fantasizes about just the opposite.

“I often dream of quitting acting. Walking away and becoming a laundress or a sous chef, or maybe writing other people’s love letters for a living Clearly, I don’t like to be in charge. And thinking of quitting is just keeping going in disguise. When you have options, anything is bearable. It’s when a situation is inescapable that it becomes hell. It seems to me that as soon as you get good at something, it is a sure sign that it is about to walk out of your life because it ceases to hold your mind and creative energy hostage.”

Until her career as a laundress begins, Michelle will continue to grace the silver screen – next up for the stunning star is My Week with Marilyn, in which she takes on the role of the legendary Marilyn Monroe.

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  1. Dana

    Love her. Would love to see an updated pic of Matilda. I bet she is getting so big.

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