Michelle Williams: Grief about Heath gets worse

matilda_michelle.jpgMichelle Williams, currently making the rounds to promote her new movie Wendy and Lucy, spoke to Newsweek about Heath Ledger, the father of her daughter Matilda, saying: “It’s so sad. I guess it’s always changing… What else can I say?” Ledger was found dead of an accidental overdose of prescription medication last January. He and Michelle fell in love while playing husband and wife in null, and had a child in 2005. They split late last year after two years together. “I just wake up each day in a slightly different place,” Williams says. “Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by ‘it’s always changing.’ It’s a strange thing to say, because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone. In some ways it gets worse. That’s what I would say.” Williams is taking a year off from making films to concentrate on raising her daughter.

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  1. Jo-Anne. • November 24, 2008 @ 12:46 PM

    Her comments on expressing grief for someone she loved passing are very heartfelt I believe and her daughter is blessed to have a mom who is choosing to devote a lot more of her time to spend with her. I hope this upcoming year is a better one for Michelle and Matilda.

  2. tributegirl • November 24, 2008 @ 3:16 PM

    Well, it hasn’t even been a year, I think it will take Michelle a long time to get over this. I think their split was quite friendly compared to most, wasn’t it? Yeah, that’s gotta be hard, and little Matilda is probably asking questions about her daddy too.

  3. B • November 25, 2008 @ 1:34 AM

    I think the real tragedy is that they have to go on without him and not the fact he can’t come back for another Batman movie.

  4. The curious case of Benjamin...Cosmos! • November 25, 2008 @ 1:54 PM

    »Michelle Williams=nice lady,nice actress.It was/is a tragic/very sad situaton for her,but life must go on,of course…

  5. Mr.Karloff • November 25, 2008 @ 7:58 PM

    I wish they would let this poor woman and her child alone.Grief is such a private and personal affair.

  6. demigod • November 26, 2008 @ 4:18 AM

    Mr. Karloff, when you’re in showbiz you give all that up.

  7. Jo-Anne. • November 26, 2008 @ 2:14 PM

    just an add on, Mr. Karloff,
    I get the impression, the way this article is written, that no one was “pressing” her for details…she offered them whilst promoting her new film.

  8. Nancy • November 26, 2008 @ 3:08 PM

    Well, the paparazzi are really getting on her nerves though. I hear she is contemplating giving up her dream if the paparazzi do not give her and Matilda some privacy.

  9. Mr.Karloff • November 26, 2008 @ 9:36 PM

    Joanne and demigod, it is so sad when we’ve lost our sense of humanity and compassion through our strange perception of celebrity.My sympathies with you both.

  10. Simple Jack • November 26, 2008 @ 11:33 PM

    Yep let’s all greive for a crackhead.

  11. demigod • November 27, 2008 @ 4:37 AM

    Mr.K, that’s quite the ASSumption.
    Anyone choosing to get into the entertainment industry knows what comes with the territory. They may not be ready for it, but that’s the deal.
    Just telling you how it is.
    Doesn’t mean I don’t sympathize when they lose privacy when they need it the most.

  12. Jo-Anne. • November 27, 2008 @ 9:35 AM

    Mr.K., what is strange is your conclusion re absence of compassion/humanity.

    Only sympathy required here is and has always been for Heath and his family.

  13. Mr.Karloff • November 27, 2008 @ 7:48 PM

    Simple Jack,thanks for illustrating my point perfectly and congratulations on choosing a rather appropriate moniker for yourself.Joanne and demigod your initial remarks rang callous I apologize if they were misconstrued.

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