The most recent movie by director Bradley Rust Gray, which was based on a true story, received excellent reviews from critics.
The issue of loss and the need to fall in love and start again after suffering a personal catastrophe is explored in the film.
The film was based on the tragic tale of Michelle Williams, the mother of Heath Ledger’s kid.
Williams, who had experienced her own loss, turned down a promising role that would have forced her to confront her past sorrows.
Michelle Williams and Bradley Rust Gray worked closely together to develop the character of the grieving widow for the movie.
Williams worked on the script as a co-writer, which gave her the opportunity to include her own experiences and feelings into the story.
Williams politely denied the part when it became clear that going over her prior trauma would be too difficult once filming got underway.
The actress was severely affected by Heath Ledger’s separation from Michelle Williams in 2007 and Ledger’s untimely death in early 2008.
Williams has exhibited incredible courage in dealing with the loss over time, allowing herself to recover and find happiness.
She married theatrical director Thomas Cale in 2020, which marked a turning point in her life.
In an interview, Michelle Williams discussed how the loss of Heath Ledger profoundly changed her outlook on life.
Her outlook on the world as a whole, her aspirations to become an actress, and her position as a mother were all impacted by the event.
Williams confessed that she now views every element of her life through the prism of its transience.