Huffpost Entertainment

Michelle Williams: Seeking New, Exciting Roles

Posted: Updated:

To see a Michelle Williams movie over the last half decade has consistently meant taking in a well-acted, harrowing drama that ends up with major awards buzz, if not actual nominations (Williams herself has received two Oscar nods).

Those are all good things -- "Brokeback Mountain," "Blue Valentine," and "Meek's Cutoff," among others have all been critically acclaimed -- but the dramatic turns haven't been part of any sort of big plan. In fact, there may be a new Michelle Williams on the way.

"It wasn't anything premeditated at all. I guess it was just what my subconscious was interested in exploring for the last couple of years," the actress told the Arizona Republic in a recent interview. "I've heard enough now in the past few months from people I respect, from friends and strangers on the street, saying like, could you do something not as harrowing? And actually, I think there's something to that - I'm interested myself in what else would excite me."

Perhaps she's already on the path to making those decisions; Williams recently signed on to play Glinda the Good Witch in "Oz: The Great and Powerful," Disney's star-studded prequel to "The Wizard of Oz."

That being said, don't expect her to take a big budget role just for the cash. It's a simple life that Williams most craves.

"I have a house. I have a car. My daughter goes to school," she said. "I can buy my friends birthday presents. I can go out to dinner from time to time. I read to my daughter from this book called 'Just Enough and Not Too Much.' It means something."

For more, click over to the Arizona Republic.

Around the Web

Michelle Williams The Official Michelle Williams Site | The ...

Michelle Williams - IMDb

Michelle Williams - MET Ball 2011 | MET Ball 2011, Michelle ...

Ryan Gosling: Sex Scene With Michelle Williams 'Felt Real'

Michelle Williams chats Heath Ledger, rumored romance with Ryan ...

New on DVD: 'Blue Valentine,' more