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Michelle Williams & Naomi Watts BOTH To Play Marilyn Monroe!

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Right now, Megan Fox and Lindsay Lohan are bitch-slapping their agents RAW!

Two biopics are in development about the famed blonde Marilyn Monroe, according to reports out of Cannes.

The first will be an adaptation starring Naomi Watts as Marilyn. The flick will be taken from Joyce Carol Oates' imaginary memoir Blonde.

At the same time, Weinstein Co. is set to be distributing My Week With Marilyn, a movie about the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl where Marilyn played opposite Laurence Olivier. Playing Monroe will be Dawson's Creek blondie Michelle Williams.

An exciting role for each of them to play.

Who do U think will play her better?

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109 comments to “Michelle Williams & Naomi Watts BOTH To Play Marilyn Monroe!”

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  1. 1

    I'm pretty curious to see how Michelle Williams will do it…I love her, I've loved her since she was Jen Lindley on Dawson's Creek…very exciting!

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  3. 3

    Naomi is a good choice but a little old no? She's over 40….Michelle's voice is sooo different from Marilyn's, other than that she's a great actress and I know she'll do good things with the part.

  4. 4

    We should place a ledger on who plays her better?

  5. 5

    bad idea! neither one of these girls have sex appeal… they are sooo plain face & body..

  6. 6

    i think both are EXCELLENT choices. but naomi watts would need to gain weight, michelle wouldn't :)

  7. 7

    Naomi Watts is a wonderful gift, Hollywood loves her, I adore her talent, and appreciate the passion Watts gives her characters on screen.

    We love powerful lead roles - Characters expressing emotion - We want to see more of you, Naomi Watts.

    Bless you for coming back to work again. We welcome you back with long stem red roses.

    Thomas Chi
    Vote for Stormy Daniels

  8. 8

    Michelle Williams. There's just something fresh about her, and she can pull off the whole vintage thing. Naomi is too tall, too thin, too 2010.

  9. 9

    they need to get a curvy blonde for this part!

  10. 10

    uhh neither. somebody else

  11. ClubM says – reply to this


    scarlett johansson should have done it:(

  12. 12


  13. 13

    Age is just a number sweetheart, Naomi will blow MW away…

  14. 14

    Michelle definitely has the look to play Marilyn, but I'd really like to see Lindsay play her. It would be so relevant.

  15. 15

    Is'nt that Naomi lady a little old, Michelle is good I would watch hers, but def not watching the old ladies!!!

  16. 16

    NEITHER!!!!!!!!! are you kidding? neither of them have tits or ass.. and marilyn monroe obviously did. they need someone else.

  17. 17

    Re: ThomasChi – Don't say "we" your a nobody and nobody cares about your opinion, Naomi is OLLLLDDDDDD NOONE IS GOING TO WATCH THAT SHIT!!!!!!

  18. 18

    Ugh. They already did Blonde on T.V. like 9 years ago with another Australian actress, Poppy Montgomery. Why do they need to do another version? The other one sounds kind of interesting but I just can't imagine Michelle Williams playing Marilyn.

  19. 19

    no no no!! neither of them are curvy enough, wheres scarlett johanson for that role???

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  21. 21

    To be perfectly honest.. I don't think either one of them is a very good choice. Michelle might be able to pull it off somewhat decently but I think they could have found far better to play a role most females would KILL for. SO glad Lindsay and Megan didn't even get a chance.

  22. 22

    Well Michelle Williams definitely looks way more like Marilyn.

  23. cp89 says – reply to this


    I like both of these actresses but neither one can do Marilyn. They don't have the curves or appeal at all. They should have gone with an unknown or little known actress.

  24. 24

    NEITHER!!!! monroe was admired for her CURVES and SENSUALITY. Niether of these women has curves, and neither are all that sensual/sexual (in that way). BAD CHOICES.

  25. 25

    Mario is such an idiot, you gave Marilyn Monroe an introduction as the "famed blonde", as if without that description of her people wouldn't know who she is and they needed it to jog their memory or something… just Marilyn Monroe would have been sufficient.

  26. 26

    Good actresses, but…. Neither has the "oomph" of Monroe (plus Watts is too thin)

  27. 27

    slash, neither lindsay nor megan should play her either…they are too blah…they need someone really good to play this icon.

  28. 28

    This is horrible is should be someone with a curves with sex appeal. Someone a long the lines of Scarlett Jo. I know these two can be better actresses however she fits the part better.

  29. 29

    nooooooooooo neither!!!!

  30. 30

    No oner will ever be like M.M. but my money is on Michelle

  31. 31

    Chistina Hendrinks??? ANYBODY but those 2 dull boards!

  32. 32

    Michelle Williams for sure

  33. 33

    Michelle Williams for sure!

  34. 34

    both were with heath ledger- not that anything has to do with them getting parts.just a curious note

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  36. 36

    Will Naomi Watts be putting on a few pounds for the role? I don't want to see Marilyn as skin and bones. I'm looking forward to Michelle Williams interpretation though!

  37. 37

    michelle williams looks more like her and is a great actress, i'm not a huge naomi watts fan

  38. 38

    That actress Busy Philips would have been good. She's got the curves and could do the voice. Scarlett or Kate Winslet would be great but doubt with their super A-list status they'd be bothereed with flicks like these.

  39. 39

    I think Naomi has more depth as an actress… Michelle always seems to play miserable characters, can't see her playing a superstar like Marilyn…

  40. 40

    I personally think that neither will do justice, and think that Gwen Stefani should step out into acting and rock it.

  41. 41

    Williams could do Bardot; MM during 'Showgirl' will probably just be embarrassing. Monroe was terrified the whole time and thought Olivier would approach it like the actor's studio. She really downed the pills and booze to numb it out. Watts is just bad casting - she's just too old.

  42. 42

    Re: jellotime91 – You're fucking kidding me right? Marilyn Monroe was an icon. She was the first real sex symbol, like ever. She was legendary. Just because she led a tragic life that ultimately ended in a tragic way- her and Lindsay Lohan have absolutely no similarities beside that what-so-ever. Lindsay is a joke in comparison. The fact that anyone would even suggest Lindsay would make a a good Marilyn is BEYOND hysterical. You were joking right?

  43. 43

    SCAR-JO!!!! SCAR-JO!!!!

  44. 44

    no way they are both too tiny.

  45. 45

    Re: TreyDay

    Haha agreed!

    Is it pure coincedence that two of Heath's exes are playing the same person? I smell drama.

  46. 46

    Neither is sexy enough—Megan Fox is really too sexy–Lindsey–is too smelly

  47. vlm says – reply to this


    def Scar Jo.

  48. 48

    Seriously? Neither have the beauty or sex appeal to be Marilyn…the most famous female celebrity in history. Scarlet Johansson would be a far better choice but she doesn't have "It" like Marilyn did. Michele is a TERRIBLE idea…I've seen girls working at the mall with far more sex appeal then she has.

  49. 49

    i love michelle williams!!!!!!

  50. 50

    neither of them! they are both too skinny. they need a more realistic body type to play marilyn.

  51. 51

    They both suck, they look nothing like her, fuck this! What about a movie about Lupe Velez?? Look her up, she was very crazy and interesting!!!

  52. 52

    Well, obviously it will be Michelle. She's already played a sex pot. And she's American. I'm sorry if nationality is a lame reason to think one person will be better than the other, and there are outstanding performances of legendary people played by people who didn't grow up in the same country but I just don't think Watts can do it.

  53. 53

    They're both really good actors. It's gonna depend on who directs.

  54. 54

    Re: TreyDay – lol!! funny…that didn't even dawn on me.

  55. 55

    Lame because a) Monroe is a tired icon with too many biopics already covering the subject b) No one knows the truth about her death and movies that deal with unsolved crimes (The Black Dahlia, etc.) rarely work as satisfying dramas.

  56. 56

    In my opinion, the role for the legend that is Marilyn Monroe should be handled exactly how the role of Scarlett O'Hara was handled way back when. There should be a nation wide casting call and let the heifers of Hollyweird fend for themselves.

  57. 57

    Uh, neither. marilyn had hips and tits…REAL woman curves…
    They don't call it "Old Hollywood Glamour" for nothing.
    Women in Hollywood today are shaped like teenaged girls, not grown women.
    Ridiculous that eaither one of them would be up for the role.
    If Michelle gains 50 lbs. I would say her, but there is NO fucking chance in hell of Naomi Watts pulling it off- She's FUCKING OLD!!! and scrawny…

  58. ww29 says – reply to this


    Marilyn was such a beautiful icon that I don't think anyone could do her justice. I like Michelle Williams and Naomi Watts, but they don't have the sex appeal. Megan Fox and Lindsay Lohan are laughable for the role. As much as they try to be Marilyn they will never be. I agree that if anyone had to play her it should be Scarlett. She has the shape for it.

  59. 59

    I like Naomi Watts more, but on this particular one, I think Michelle Williams has the vulnerability thing and the rounded face. But Naomi is an amazing actress, she could knock it out of the park.

  60. 60

    Huge Michelle Williams fan. I think she'll do a great job, no offense to Naomi but Michelle is hands down the better actress out of the both. Can't wait!!!

  61. 61

    Scar Jo is the only one I think could pull it off (if she were to get some acting classes, of course.)

  62. 62

    neither have a curvaceous body or big enough tits

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  64. 64

    michelle williams

  65. Fana says – reply to this


    The only true person should have been Anna Nichole Smith - she was all Marilyn

  66. 66

    Why can't someone else play Marilyn Monroe?

  67. 67

    Neither one of these would suit the role. Back to the drawing board and try to come up with someone who at least looks somewhat like Marilyn.

  68. 68

    i think anna nicole smith would play it right! R.I.P anna nicole :'( but those are good choices! cant wait to see it

  69. 69

    these chicks will need to get some curves before playing the beauty that Marilyn was…

  70. 70

    I don't think either of them would be able to capture the essence of Marilyn.
    They don't have the curves or sex appeal.
    Hire Scarlett Johansson!!!!

  71. 71

    The only person that could pull off playing Marilyn is Scarlett Johansson. I think she is the only one with the right body and face for the job. These other chicks are TOO skinny.

  72. rsvp says – reply to this


    Frankly, neither film will do well financially, but it's worth a try, I suppose. You never know with the MM fascination. ScarJo apparently said no because she thought it was a thankless task to try to go there.

  73. 73

    Neither should play Marilyn! Marilyn was a beautiful, curvy woman, she should not be played by either of those unhealthy sticks that don't have all that much acting credibility! Marilyn was a complicated creature, I doubt they could pull it off. Why don't these people search for an unknown, someone who would actually do a good job, and own the role. There're so many talented actresses, I know a lot of them, and, yet, people insist upon "stars" who are so completely wrong!

  74. 74

    scarlett johansen!

  75. 75

    No way they're so bland in comparison to Marilyn

  76. 76

    scarlett johansson should do it

  77. 77

    Team Michelle but the other movie sounds better.No offence but isn't naomi a bit old and skinny to play marilyn???

  78. 78

    Scar Jo would have been a good choice lookswise…

  79. 79

    Interesting. Both Naomi Watts and Michelle Williams had serious relationships with Heath Ledger. I think Naomi is brilliant. I hope Michelle is. I'm not excited about either one doing justice to Marilyn even tho they will both try. I can't think of anyone living who can do it. Scar Jo doesn't come across as fragile enough. Naomi can probably do "fragile" best. With Marilyn, I think it's the "heart" that matters not the body.They can gain weight or whatever.

  80. Kibs says – reply to this


    I like them both but I don't think either of them have the body to do it…they def aren't curvy enough! maybe SCARLET JOHANSEN??

  81. 81

    Re: gillnav – Exactly!! Both of these chicks will need padding to play Marilyn.

  82. 82

    Naomi is great but she is in her forties how is she suppose to be believable as Marilyn. Nothing even remotely sexy about Michelle I don't see how either of them could pull it off. I won't be watching either film.

  83. 83

    I don't understand why there are ANY Monroe biopics. She was a dreadful actress, a worse singer, an addict, and a whore to top it all off. She's not even relevant anymore. If she came on the scene today she wouldn't have a career … I never understand why some people turn the undeserving into icons. So she died relatively young. Let's move on and stop pretending she was an enormous talent and a huge loss.

  84. 84

    Niether one of these bony girls could even touch Marilyn's beauty.

  85. 85

    Kelly Carlson (Kimber from Nip /Tuck) would be perfect. She has the eyes, nose, hair, tits, ass and curvy body. Some scenes in Nip /Tuck, she almost looked like Marilyn, even while in current/modern hair and makeup. I think Kelly Carlson would be PERFECT to play MM!!

  86. 86

    I'm not sure why either of these are good choices? I would think Scarlett J would be the best and most obvious pick, but perhaps they approached and she turned down?

  87. 87

    I think they're both great choices . Wish them both best of luck, can't wait til they come out.

  88. 88

    I think that Michelle Williams will be better, but why didn't either product try to get Pam Anderson?? On most days she is Marilyn reincarnate anyway.

  89. 89

    Wow I never would have imagined Michele for a role flattering Marilyn Monroe but wow, yeah I could completely see this the more I think of it. & Of course Ms. Watts is going to do a fantastic show. I think both will be epic.

  90. luvu2 says – reply to this


    First Mira Sorvino and now these two? Where do they keep getting these dull flat, boring one dimensional actresses?

  91. 91

    thank goodness lohan and fox aren't up for the roles, marilyn needs to be played by serious actors. i'm not sure who will do better but they will probably both do a great job and i can't wait to see them both!

  92. Elmo says – reply to this



  93. 93

    Michelle Williams for sure!!

  94. 94

    Weird, they made _Blonde_ into a televsion movie in 2001 starring Poppy Montgomery and Patrick Dempsey… it was good it doesn't need to be re-made. Lame.

  95. 95

    Michelle Williams looks so much more like Marilyn.

  96. 96

    Naoim is the better actress BY FAR.

  97. 97

    Definitely Michelle Williams! Naomi is too overexposed and too full of herself … Michelle will be demure and very sexy at the same time.

  98. 98

    i don't see either one of them as marilyn.. scar-jo could probably do a good marilyn, and even lindsay lohan kinda looks like marilyn a little bit.. but i already have a feeling these two movies will be as bad as ashley judd and mira sorvino in 'norma jean & marilyn'.. *cringe*

  99. 99

    Neither. Christina Hendricks. DAT ASS.

  100. 100

    ok so i never leave comments but this pisses me off!!!!!!!! First off neither actress' are any where colose to as beautiful as Maryiyn was!!!!!! Megan Fox is at least a really beautiful(not sickly skinny looking) woman!!! this is direspectful to Marilyn and incredibly insane seeing as how marilyn was a FULL FIGURED WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! both of the actress' make people think its ok to be unhealthly thin! This is sooooooooooooooo not cool!!!!! Beng a woman who has looked up to marilyn my whole life, it would be horrible to see an unheathy woman play her in theaters! Im not a big woman nor am i anywhere as close to beautiful as Marilyn was(nor her size, but I do live in So CAl soooo…) but for all the "normal size 9 women" it would be wrong. So not ok with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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