Michelle Williams makes a light and bright cover girl for Interview's May issue. She appeared in the magazine to promote her movie Meek's Cutoff, her recently released indie film about settlers in the West during the 1800s. Michelle donned oversize dresses and bonnets for the big-screen project but was photographed in more contemporary, ladylike looks for the accompanying spread. Michelle opened up about her experience filming in the desert, her time on Dawson's Creek, and the way she chooses roles.
- On her Dawson's Creek experience: "One of the best things, and something I'm grateful for every time I walk onto a film set, is my six and a half years on Dawson's Creek and the experience it afforded me in how to get comfortable with the camera. Best acting classes I ever took."
- On her costume in Meek's Cutoff: "The dresses . . . I miss that. The only part of your body left exposed to the sun were your hands. My hands have aged at a rate disproportionate to the rest of my body because of being out there in the hot sun for two months. You couldn't keep sunscreen on your hands; you were just sort of filthy all the time."
- On choosing her roles: "I don't think of it as building, or really even a career. It's just what appeals to me right now, without any real thought about how it's going to affect my future, or even how it relates to my past work."
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