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How Michelle Williams Channeled Marilyn Monroe at Bedtime

01/15/2012 at 07:00 PM ET

It took a lot of time — and a few extra pounds — for Michelle Williams to make her on-screen transformation into Marilyn Monroe.

But Williams, 31, says she wasn’t the only one immersed in the world of the iconic actress during the production of My Week with Marilyn — especially around nighttime.

While accepting best-performance honors for her role in the movie at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards (live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel), Williams pointed to her daughter from her relationship with Heath Ledger, 6-year-old Matilda Rose, whom she praised for “suffering through six months of bedtime stories, where all the princesses were read aloud in a Marilyn Monroe-[sounding] voice.”

On a more serious note, she said in her speech that her daughter’s “bravery and exuberance is the example that I take with me in my work and in my life.”

“I consider myself a mother first and an actress second,” she said. “I want to say thank you [to Matilda] for sending me off to this job every day with a hug and a kiss.”

– Alison Schwartz

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Sarah S. on

It was a wonderful, touching speech she gave. She sounds like a very nurturing mother to Mathilda.

Jordan on

Best speech of the night.

Katie on

Agreed Sarah! She is a good mom and a good person. I feel so terrible Heath died and she took it very hard! Matilda is a cute little girl. I wish them both the best! Michelle is beautiful!

ANGELA on

It’s funny how young parents always gush over their kids, but you never hear about them when they grow up nor do these actors acknowledge their parents.

Sus on

I loved Michelle’s speech. So touching. What a beautiful woman and seems to be an exceptional mother.

Anonymous on

I feel like we haven’t seen Matilda in forever!

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