Michelle Williams On Her Grief Over Heath Ledger’s Death, How She Copes

Michelle Williams Opens Up On Grief of Heath Ledger

We can’t believe it’s almost been four years since the tragic death of Heath Ledger.

When he died, it was like the world stopped a little bit.

Not only did he leave behind close friends and family, he also left behind Michelle Williams, his ex-fiance, and their daughter, Matilda Rose.

After his death, Michelle didn’t address it with the public. She couldn’t. It was too hard.

But now, she’s finally opening up, really opening up, on the grieving period and how she manages to cope til this day.

The talented actress tells the October issue of Vogue:

For a really long time, I couldn├óΓé¼Γäót stop touching people├óΓé¼Γäós faces. I was like, ├óΓé¼╦£Look at you. You move. You├óΓé¼Γäóre here.├óΓé¼Γäó It all just seemed so fleeting, and I wanted to hold on to it.’ Three years ago, it felt like we [she and Matilda] didn├óΓé¼Γäót have anything, and now my life ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ our life ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ has kind of repaired itself. Look, it├óΓé¼Γäós not a perfectly operating system, there are holes and dips and electrical storms, but the basics are intact. [The death has] changed how I see the world and how I interact on a daily basis. It├óΓé¼Γäós changed the parent I am. It├óΓé¼Γäós changed the friend I am. It├óΓé¼Γäós changed the kind of work that I really want to do. It├óΓé¼Γäós become the lens through which I see life ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ that it├óΓé¼Γäós all impermanent.

And as strength carried her then, it’s carries her today.

The actress’ career is achieving goals every day, from winning another Academy Award nomination for Blue Valentine to landing the coveted role of Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming My Week With Marilyn.

We’re so glad to hear she’s coping well, and we hope her strength never breaks.

So excited to see your next film, Michelle! You go, girl.

[Image via Flashpoint/WENN.]

Sep 14, 2011 9:50am PDT

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