Michelle Williams finds singing and dancing ''like meditation.''
When she was filming a musical number for her movie My Week with Marilyn
, she stopped worrying about her performance and so was delighted when asked to play Sally Bowles in a Broadway revival of Cabaret
because she knew she'd be able to experience the same freedom again. She said: ''Singing and dancing take you out of your head -- you're too busy doing too many other things to be thinking, How am I doing? You're just doing. It's like meditation. ''When Cabaret
came along, with these gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous songs -- they're so simple, but they tap into something deep and
emotional -- I knew that I wanted to follow that thing I tasted a few years ago.''
Michelle is enjoying every second of rehearsals for the production - but doesn't know if she'll feel the same once her nerves kick in.
Speaking to Vogue
, she said: ''I haven't been confronted with the nerves yet, so now the singing is just pure joy. Honestly, it feels like being a kid. Now let's see if I can be a kid onstage eight times a week.''