Michelle Williams reveals that the paparazzi began stalking her every step after Heath Ledger passed away and she thought of quitting acting. Williams says that quitting would make her sad, but she desperately wants her space and privacy.
“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.”
The Oscar nominated actress sounds a bit pessimistic, or maybe she’s just a realist, as she continues: “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.”
On the paparazzi: 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.
I respect Michelle’s realness and honesty. I think she’s found a way to be an actress while still living a very private life. In other words, please don’t quit Michelle!
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