Michelle William’s portrayal of Marilyn Monroe moved director to tears

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2011, 11:37 AM IST

Washington: Simon Curtis, the director of ‘My Week With Marilyn’, was almost reduced to tears when he saw Michelle Williams dressed as Marilyn Monroe for the first time.

The filmmaker is said to have been overwhelmed when he saw how well the 31-year-old actress could portray the screen icon, after she had her first costume fittings.

“We had long fittings with Michelle. When she stepped out as Marilyn for the first time, in proper hair and make-up, director Simon got very emotional. Almost teary,” Contactmusic quoted Jill Taylor, the costume designer as saying.

“He’d been working on this film for seven years, so it was a big moment to see it finally coming to life,” she added.

ANI