London: Actress Michelle Williams feels lucky to have survived Hollywood with her sanity intact because she feels many young people can`t cope with the temptations.
The 31-year-old, who moved to Los Angeles when she was 16, says it was a crazy place to grow up and is grateful she didn`t come off the rails like many other young stars, reported Contactmusic.
"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.
"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," Williams said.
The actress who now lives in New York with her five-year-old daughter, Matilda, doesn`t blame her parents for allowing her to move to Hollywood but wishes she had got an education first.
"It was weird and insidious. I never really knew who I was with, who I had been with and what was in my glass. I did not know what I was doing. I don`t blame my parents. They wanted what was best for me and I insisted that this is what I wanted. But I never got an education, which I wish I had at 18," she said.