I may have to start back-pedaling on my Huffy bike to make up for my yawning/outrage over Michelle Williams being cast to play Marilyn Monroe in “My Week With Marilyn”. The film is based on a true story of Colin Clark, Sir Laurence Olivier‘s assistant on the film, “The Prince and the Showgirl” and his relationship with the iconic actress.
Rumors have always swirled around Olivier’s distaste for Marilyn in general, even being quoted as saying, “she’s a bitch”, when questioned about his co-star in the film, and regarded her as being “inferior” in terms of acting. At the time “The Prince and the Showgirl” was being filmed in the U.K., Olivier was married to another gorgeous and nutty hot mess, Vivienne Leigh, while Marilyn was married to playwright, Arthur Miller.
I may end up seeing this film after all. Who wants to go with me?