Lucky to survive Hollywood: Michelle Williams

Updated: Oct 25, 2011, 08:48 AM IST

London: Actress Michelle Williams feels "lucky" to have survived Hollywood with her sanity intact.

The 31-year-old moved to Los Angeles when she was 16 and admits it was a crazy place to grow up.

"I am lucky. I lived in Hollywood during my late teens and managed to escape with my sanity. But would I recommend it to any 18 year old? No, I would not," quoted Williams as saying.

"I wish I had known I wasn`t ready for it. I was with crazy friends going to clubs and chasing what he thought Hollywood was all about. I moved there at just 16 and found it a place with no boundaries. There were no limits, no rules and it was dangerous... I veered crazily across the lanes but never ended up in the gutter," she added.