“Manchester By The Sea” star Michelle Williams opens up to Porter magazine about her buzzed-about heartbreaking performance in the film and raising her daughter Matilda without the late Heath Ledger.
In the film, Williams plays a mother coping with a massive tragedy that has happened to her family.
The story is so heartbreaking that Williams admits she “couldn’t stop crying” during filming. “It’s like the darkest part of your heart, something happening to your child … She’s making a brave choice, moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day. Because it is a choice. I would exit … It would be so much easier than living with the loss,” she admits.
On raising her daughter Matilda, 11, Williams says she believes in accepting what happens in life: “In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I’m a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you’ve been.”
For the actress, she says raising Matilda without father Heath Ledger, is still a process. “In pretty much all senses but one. I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were it not for Matilda not having her dad. You know that’s just something that doesn’t … I mean, it just won’t ever be right,” she said.