Producer Harvey Weinstein Raves About Michelle Williams in "My Week with Marilyn!" Check Out My Fun Interview!
Call this "My Five Minutes with Harvey," that's Mr. Harvey Weinstein -- a great producer and a surprisingly good man! I interviewed the guy who changed the way we view independent movies via his Miramax banner (with brother Bob Weinstein) for his entertaining and thought-provoking film, “My Week with Marilyn.”
Based on two books by Colin Clark, “My Week with Marilyn” takes a snapshot of the icon while making the 1957 film, “The Prince and the Showgirl.” The glorious Michelle Williams embodies Marilyn Monroe, Kenneth Branagh stars as Sir Laurence Olivier, and Eddie Redmayne is Colin Clark. The film is told from his perspective, but it’s Williams’ who will receive all the honors for her honest portrayal of Monroe. She’s at once vulnerable and strong, petulant and pleasant. Williams deserves a Best Actress nomination, and yes, perhaps, the Oscar itself! She’s long overdue!
In this interview, we talked about:
*** What made Weinstein interested in producing “My Week with Marilyn?”
*** Michelle Williams’ performance
*** The many sides of Marilyn Monroe – yes, she suffered for her art!
*** Did Michelle do her own singing and dancing?
*** The upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival where Michelle is being honored, truly deserving!
Here's more info from Weinstein:
Colin Clark met Marilyn Monroe while working as a young assistant on Laurence Olivier's "The Prince and the Showgirl." When Marilyn experienced emotional difficulties during shooting, the 23-year-old third assistant director came to her aid and romance developed. But one week of honesty and fun was not enough to save the doomed star from self-destruction.
Genres: Adaptation, Drama and Art/Foreign
Running Time: 1 hr. 36 min.
Release Date: November 23rd, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for for some language.
Distributors: The Weinstein Company
Cast and Credits
Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, Dougray Scott, Emma Watson, Judi Dench
Directed by: Simon Curtis (II)
Produced by: David Parfitt, Mark Cooper, Jamie Laurenson
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