Michelle Williams is a fascinating model as well as an actress. She is well renowned for her work in small-scale independent films with gloomy or melancholy themes. Michelle was filming a movie but she withdrew herself from the film, based on the death of Heath Ledger.
Michelle Williams’ real-life tragedy with Heath Ledger was the inspiration for the film Blood. She declined to play the main lady in the Sundance Film Festival prize winner.
Blood is a film directed by Bradley Rust Gray about a young widow named Chloe, Carla Juri, who travels to Japan after her husband dies. She rekindles her friendship with Toshi, Takashi Ueno, but she struggles with the sense of falling in love all over again.
Gray revealed that he is close with Williams and that the picture was inspired by her grief after the loss of Ledger. After playing husband and wife in Brokeback Mountain, the two began dating in 2004. The next year, the costars welcomed their daughter Matilda, who is now 16 years old.
Ledger and Williams split in 2007, just months before Ledger died of an accidental overdose in January 2008. Williams, who married Hamilton director Thomas Kail in March 2020 welcomed her second child in June of that year. Williams has spoken candidly about her grief and how Ledger’s death affected her life.
“Now, my life, our life, has a kind of repaired itself. [Ledger’s death has] changed how I see the world and how I interact on a daily basis. It’s changed the parent I am. It’s changed the friend I am. It’s changed the kind of work that I really want to do. It’s become the lens through which I see life — that it’s all impermanent.”
Gray is grateful to Williams, who came up with the title in a dream and helped him identify the tale he wanted to portray, even though she chose not to participate in the film.
“It took me a long time to write the script because she’s such a transformative actress and after a while I thought, what we shared in common was the sense of loss, [which] she was going through that at that time of her life, But when it got closer, it was a little too close, and it was actually okay because it opened the film then to be a little bit more universal. It would’ve been really interesting to do a film with her about that, but, in a way, she was like a bridge. … In a way I think I wouldn’t have developed this story [without her].”
The film has won many hearts. But fans couldn’t see Williams on the screen. For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.
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