Annie Leibovitz Shoots Michelle Williams as Marilyn

“I wish that I could play her for the rest of my life,” says actress Michelle Williams about Marilyn Monroe. Wearing a Monique Lhuillier champagne satin dress and Harry Winston diamond jewels, as one of her outfits for the Annie Leibovitz's shot Vogue October 2011 editorial, Williams looks as though she's stopped being the girl-next-door and started embracing her drop-dead gorgeous movie star status.Michelle Williams takes on the iconic role of Marilyn Monroe for the upcoming film, My Week with Marilyn.

As Vogue states, “With My Week with Marilyn, she's also just come off a role that required the biggest transformation of her career. The idea of playing such an iconic figure was daunting. ‘As soon as I finished the script, I knew that I wanted to do it, and then I spent six months trying to talk myself out of it,' she says. ‘But I always knew that I never really had a choice.' And, she adds, ‘I've started to believe that you get the piece of material that you were ready for.'”

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