While most awardees grabbed the chance to thank their loved ones and co-workers during their acceptance speech, Michelle Williams used hers to deliver a very powerful speech on women’s right to choose when she accepted her Golden Globe Award for best actress for her role in Fosse/Verdon. She also bagged the same award during the Emmy last year.
The actress won the award for the miniseries or TV film category by playing Gwen Verdon, a Broadway legend. She used her time on stage by urging women to “vote in their own self-interest”. She said that she is thankful to be given that freedom of choice which allowed her to live her life and have the career she has today.
According to her, she tried her best to live a life that is her own making, one that she can look and recognize with her handwriting all over it. She added that sometimes the handwriting may look messy while sometimes they are also careful and more precise. But the most important thing is, she is able to carve it with her own hands. She also mentioned that wouldn’t have been able to do this without utilizing her right to choose.
She continued on with her please for women to vote for their own self-interested when the time comes. She also insisted that men have been doing this for years and it is the reason why the world looks a lot like them. Further, she said that women are the largest voting body in the US and that women should make it look more like them.
Williams played the role of the iconic Verdon to Sam Rockwell’s Bob Fosse and this is the second time that she had won a Golden Globe award. In 2012, she won for her role in My Week with Marilyn. In addition, she has four Oscar nominations under her name.
Earlier this week, she made headlines after confirming that she is having her second child. This is also her first with fiance Thomas Kail, who is the director of Hamilton. He also directed Williams in Fosse/Verdon where the actress also bagged the best actress in the Emmys. Moreover, he directed the Broadway hit, In the Heights and also won an Emmy for Grease: Live.- Advertisement -
Michelle Williams has a daughter named Matilda, 14, whom she shares with the late Heath Ledger.
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