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'Michelle had to get a muscle memory of how to fight this guy. Her father, Larry, was a commodities trader who co-authored a book that set out to prove the historical accuracy of the Bible; in 1987 he won the World Cup of futures trading; more recently he was extradited from Australia on tax evasion charges.
She had to fight dirty.’ 'There’s something about Michelle,’ Gosling says. When I ask about him, Williams demurs – 'I don’t want to get in trouble’ – but at the age of 15 she secured legal 'emancipation’ from both of her parents in order better to pursue her acting career in Los Angeles, a decision she presents as a purely practical matter.
In January, her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger had died of an accidental overdose of sleeping pills; Williams had spent much of the year sequestered in a house in upstate New York, grieving, with their daughter, Matilda Rose.
Come and meet us in California.’ His call came at the end of a rough year for Williams.
'My father was supportive of it, my mother not so much, being a mother,’ she says.
'I don’t know what 15-year-old doesn’t have a desire to separate themselves from their parents and prove their independence.’ Yes, but they don’t actually divorce them, I say. 'It used to be such a big deal to me that I could make this move, now it feels like another person, another lifetime,’ she says, although if her performance in Wendy and Lucy is anything to go by, the emotional cauterisation masked by such blithe self-sufficiency cuts quite deep.
While shooting Brokeback Mountain, Williams devoted most of her energies to her meaty dialogue scenes, only to find that it was the scenes that showed up in the script only as a single line ('she drives the car’; 'she looks out of the window’) that packed the biggest punch.
In December 2008 the film director Derek Cianfrance phoned Michelle Williams with good news: he had secured the money for Blue Valentine, the film project – about a disintegrating marriage – that they had been trying to get off the ground for five years. 'I promised her that I’d take her to school every morning and tuck her into bed every night, and that we were going to stay in one place,’ Williams recalls.
Now with Ryan Gosling set to co-star, the cameras were ready to roll. 'So I had to call Derek back and through tears say, “I’m sorry.
'It was my first experience of work being fun in a long, long time,’ she says.
'Especially during the first part of making the movie, the falling-in-love part. I just felt good to be able use my mind again in that way, that I had some impulses left, that there was anything in me at all.’ Gosling thinks her performance marks a watershed in Williams’s life and career. 'You have a sense that she can move on and play other parts and try other things.
'I made a movie recently and there was a little boy on it. I remember overhearing conversations about sex, or just being ignored. 'I just stopped taking in the world outside me, and when you stop doing that what’s there to act about? 'So the attention kind of ruined me.’ She was in Sweden at the time of his death, making Mammoth with the director Lukas Moodysson.