It was incredibly ambitious and brave to take on the role of Marilyn Monroe. For any woman to offer herself up for comparison to an icon, considered by many to be the most beautiful of all time, is daring, to say the least. But Michelle nailed it.
The sensibility Marilyn displayed -- alluring but devious and manipulative, infantilizing, a baby babe -- were the very behaviors that we were protesting against, striving not to be.
So much attention has been focused on bringing girls up to equality that the other gender has stood by patiently. Apparently, long enough -- at least on the big screen.
The Playboy pictorial comes off uninspired -- like we have all seen it before, even though we knew we were seeing a tribute. If Lindsay wants to be remembered as a sex symbol, she must embrace her own sex appeal and stop trying to recapture Marilyn's.
I lean in and whisper, "I did Vanessa Redgrave's hair for your amazing headshots in Vogue 1968." He looks at me. I smile and eagerly wait for a response. It is obvious he has no recollection of me, even as he recalls the shoot.
Today I will be participating in a live webcast Q&A from Sweden where I am currently on set at Wallander Studios. The event will take place TODAY, Thursday, December 8th at 2:00 PM EST, so please tune in then.
When I tell women that they're goddesses, it doesn't mean you're suddenly beholden to some unattainable standard of holiness and virtue. It means that you already have power. Lots of it.
As a father of four daughters, I've learned that cool is a gift that only comes occasionally; but for a short time, Marilyn Monroe, and the movie I made about her, made dad cool.
Both are flaxen-haired, beautiful, and have had their personal ups and downs dominate headlines. But what is the most striking similarity between Michelle Williams and Marilyn Monroe?
It's hard now to conceive of just how huge a star Marilyn Monroe was at the peak of her fame in the mid-1950s. Take Lady Gaga, multiply her by Brangelina at their most visible -- and then take it to the 10th power.
Simon Curtis bristles a little when asked why, having directed so extensively in television and produced numerous films, it took him so long to direct...
Some people complain about the commute that they have for work. But not Megan Hilty. Of course, if your work took you from Oz to Broadway to Neverlan...
A lovely ingénue strolled about the Milk Gallery in a black Dior with train, a replica of a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in an iconic photograph by Bert Stern.
Marilyn Monroe lives on as the last of an archetype we cling to from our innocent past but is now gone forever -- or until a future generation invents her again.