Michelle Williams opens up about juggling motherhood with movies after making The Fabelmans SMACK DAB between having two babies: ‘Balance means you’re always adjusting’
Michelle Williams has opened up about juggling motherhood with movies – after filming The Fabelmans smack dab between having two babies.
The 42-year-old actor plays a character based on Steven Spielberg’s mother in the image, which chronicles the filmmaker’s own childhood.
Covering Entertainment Weekly, she remarked of managing her hectic life that “balance is not a stable place”. Balance means you are always adjusting.
Smile and wave: Michelle Williams opened up about juggling motherhood with movies – after filming The Fabelmans (pictured) just between having two babies
Michelle and her husband, theater manager, Thomas Kail, welcomed their son Hart in 2020 and another baby just a few months ago.
The acclaimed actress also has a 17-year-old daughter named Matilda by her relationship with late movie star Heath Ledger.
Her two youngest children were born shortly before and shortly after her work on The Fabelmans, a feat her interviewer raved about in Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s amazing because we all do it. It’s how every human gets here, it’s a woman who gives of herself,” the My Week With Marilyn actress replied.
Baby on board: Michelle is pictured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival as she is pregnant with her third and youngest child
She felt that children “have to happen and they have to be supported, all of that. So I’m constantly searching, because equilibrium is not a stable place. Balance means you are always adjusting.
Michelle said: “So you have to understand, because we have to stay in the workforce, even though it often seems untenable.” My heart obviously belongs to my children; they shoot the most. But I really want to be able to have both.
The Hollywood blonde noted “it takes deep thought and learning and the support of other women to figure out how to pull through.”
Firstborn: Michelle is pictured with her eldest child Matilda, whom she had through her relationship with late film star Heath Ledger
She also remarked that “having kids is really great to keep her from taking her work home, especially when she’s playing heartbreaking roles.
“I’m not going to take anything home and pollute my kids’ experience. I think at the end of the day, I can remember that it’s not my life, it’s not my pain or my grief is something that goes through me and then comes out of me.
Referring to her character in Manchester By The Sea, she said: “I didn’t lose any children to a fire , and there are people going home tonight who won’t put their kids to bed. And so I think I’ve never had a hard time keeping perspective on what belongs to me and what belongs to the women I play.
Her man: Michelle is pictured in 2020 with her theater director husband Thomas Kail, with whom she welcomed son Hart that year and another baby last year
The four-time Oscar nominee said, “At the end of the day, this work is a joy. What is difficult is living up to your standard for yourself, your own ideal.
Michelle further revealed that the stage of her family life she finds herself in has an impact on the types of roles she chooses.
“I love doing kids movies now that I’m back in the early childhood years. But I loved being in things like Oz [The Great And Powerful] or [The Greatest] Showman back when Matilda enjoyed movies like that — although she would probably still enjoy those two movies because she’s so adorable,” Michelle said.
The way they were: Heath and Michelle are pictured together at the Gotham Awards in 2005, less than three years before he died from an accidental prescription drug overdose