Though Michelle Williams got her start on a show geared towards teenagers, she's built her already-illustrious career with serious roles that largely been far from family friendly.
To score her first Oscar nomination, Williams co-starred in the gritty, high-profile closeted gay cowboy feature, "Brokeback Mountain." Then, a string of dramas, such as "The Hottest State," "Incendiary," "Deception," "Wendy and Lucy," and "Synecdoche, New York," all of which earned R ratings from the MPAA. The acclaimed work led to two of the biggest roles of her life, in "Blue Valentine" and "My Week With Marilyn," but also, a bit of a parental dilemma: with daughter Matilda walking, talking and out of the nursery, it was a bit difficult for Williams to bring her to work.
So, as the two time Oscar nominee told the Los Angeles Times earlier this week, getting cast as Glinda the Good Witch in "Oz: The Great and Powerful," the Disney-made prequel to "The Wizard of Oz," has been a revelation when it comes to set visit opportunities.
"It's been such an amazing move for us as a family. It's a really happy place to go to work and a happy place for her to come visit," Williams said. "Often -- the 'Marilyn' sets and the 'Blue Valentine' sets -- they aren't really ideal places for children. She can still come visit, but she can't really get comfortable and hang out for a while. This really integrates my life and my work in a great way."
Lucky Matilda -- the film features a who's who of big screen stars, including James Franco as the Wizard, Zach Braff as his assistant, Mila Kunis as Theodora and Rachel Weisz as Evanora. Filming is ongoing in Michigan, with a release date set of 2013.
For more from Williams, click over to the Los Angeles Times.
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