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Michelle Williams Stunning As Marilyn Monroe; Tyler Perry Tops Forbes List

Update-Michelle Williams looked stunning as she channels Marilyn Monroe for the October 2011 cover of Vogue Magazine.

Michelle plays the fifties pinup girl for her new movie, My Week With Marilyn, which primarily focuses on the time Monroe spent in London with British film maker Colin Clark.

Williams accents Vogue’s October edition with mod-styled clothing reminiscent of days gone by.   The usually low key and demure actress appears anything but as she sits with lips perched and bust hoisted, or curiously reading with legs crossed.

Michelle decided it was time to finally open up regarding the loss of her former fiance Heath Ledger who died tragically three years ago of an accidental drug overdose.

In the interview Michelle revealed she now felt it was time to speak more candidly about the tragedy in order to fully accept the healing process.

Michelle explained how she treasured every moment following Ledgers death by trying to hold tightly to those she held dear.

“For a really long time, I couldn’t stop touching people’s faces. I was like, Look at you. You move. You’re here.’ It all just seemed so fleeting, and I wanted to hold on to it.”

When asked how her daughter Matilda was affected, Williams simply replied;

‘Three years ago, it felt like we didn’t have anything, and now my life – our life – has kind of repaired itself.   Look, it’s not a perfectly operating system, there are holes and dips and electrical storms, but the basics are intact.”

Michelle revealed her surprising resistance to take on the role as the iconic figure claiming it was too “daunting” a task; and after reading the script spent the better part of six months attempting to talk herself out of it.

“There was just something about that image of her, so lovely and joyful and free. I’ve always thought of her as that woman-child, not an icon, which is probably why I let myself approach the role.”

Writer, Director, Producer and Actor Tyler Perry has one more thing to celebrate on his 42nd birthday today. The Madea creator is ranked no. 1 on Forbes‘ Highest-Paid Men In Entertainment with $130 million in earnings from May 2010 to May 2011. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer couldn’t dish out enough reality TV shows to match up to Perry as he came in second with $113 million. Steven Spielberg was a close third with $107. X Factor creator Simon Cowell can stick to his talent shows since they’re working wonders to place him at no. 5 with $90 million.

Tyler Perry is slated to act in the first film he did not write, direct or produce, James Patterson’s I, Alex Cross. I enjoyed Along Came A spider and Kiss the Girls with Morgan Freeman – so I’m actually looking forward to this one. Happy Birthday to Tyler Perry.

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