Michelle Williams was 25 when she became a mother and welcomed daughter Matilda with her then-fiancée in 2005. Brokeback Mountain Co-star of Heath Ledger. A little over two years later, her Ledger (with whom she was no longer romantically involved) died of an accidental overdose, and the aftermath swarmed Williams and her infant daughter with paparazzi.
in a new interview with Guardianthe Oscar-nominated actress is now married to director Thomas Kale and shares two-year-old son Hart and a newborn baby boy. Ledger was once called home.
“The feeling of being watched is very deep,” says Williams, now 42. He moved out of the city. ”
of favermans The star moved her prime audience, her daughter, to a farm in upstate New York because she’s what she calls “the one I spent my adult life with.”
“We lived in the countryside because we felt we could live an unobserved life there,” says the Montana native. I certainly felt it when I lived there.”
However, while Williams and her family have recently resettled in Brooklyn, the actress admits she still feels conspicuous given her past experiences with paparazzi there.
“I feel stronger and more capable, but there’s definitely an awareness that I want to throw away because it changes the way we navigate the world,” she says.
Matilda is now 17 and Williams is amazed to see a teenage Matilda navigate the post-#MeToo world.
“I grew up in the 80’s,” he said. blue valentine The star who is pushing for pay equality in Hollywood. “Self-esteem was never in a young woman. And now it is. I can see it in my daughter and I can’t take my eyes off her. My whole life.”
She continues: And instead, the system explodes, and these young people act with compassion, honesty, and justice.
“I’m talking about it,” she adds. “These girls are not prey. increase.
Williams revealed last year that actor Jeremy Strong was among the loved ones who moved into her Brooklyn home after Ledger’s shocking death. Inheritance A star who plays with her daughter and helps the child heal.
“Jeremy was earnest enough to bear the weight of a child’s broken heart and sensitive enough to understand how to approach her through play and games and silliness,” Williams said. variety.
“[Matilda] She didn’t grow up with her father, but growing up with Jeremy and his ability to play as if his life depended on it changed us.