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Michelle Williams Transforms Into Marilyn Monroe

Michelle Williams has come a long way from "Dawson's Creek" -- and is literally transforming into one of the most iconic movie stars of all time, Marilyn Monroe, for her next project.

The 31-year-old actress graces the cover of Vogue for its October issue, in character as the blonde bombshell -- who she plays in the upcoming "My Week with Marilyn."

“As soon as I finished the script, I knew that I wanted to do it," says Williams. "Then I spent six months trying to talk myself out of it.” She eventually gave in though, telling the mag "I always knew that I never really had a choice. I’ve started to believe that you get the piece of material that you were ready for.”

Michelle says she tried gaining weight to prepare for the role, but "Unfortunately, it went right to my face.”

She continues, “So at some point it became a question of, Do I want my face to look like Marilyn Monroe’s or my hips?” According to Vogue, she got foam padding for the latter.

The transformation is pretty incredible -- and definitely has us interested in the flick, which opens November 2.

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Comments (4)

Cher:  1236 days ago

I don't think she should be Marilyn. She doesn't have that classic beauty look, and frankly she looks more like Leann Rimes than Monroe in this photo. They should have went with someone else, but I'm sure the budget was low, so you get a low budget actress.

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Mike:  1236 days ago

No comparison, give me the original.

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Butterfly:  1236 days ago

I am not being deliberately cruel, but, there is not a woman in the world who can "become" Marilyn Monroe regardless of what Vogue Magazine says. They don't have a clue! Just a group of people who can only imitate, unsuccessfully, what being Marilyn was like. No actress can ever capture Marilyn's humor, her wit, her innocence, her sincerity, her "little girl" side, her vulnerable side, her tears and her joys, etc, etc, etc. Can any actress really play how very lonely and, at times, how very tragic her life was and make it believable? I don't think so. Many of us will pass on the movie, thank you, very much!

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beyunkahROX:  1236 days ago

She looks nothin like Marilyn, but exactly as Cher said, like Leeann Rimes

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