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Michelle Williams

 

  1. Lauren Ambrose, Where The Wild Things Are, 2005.       Williams and Chloe Sevigny were also seen (and heard) for the voice of KW - “an eight-foot-tall Neanderthal, that looks just like me,” said Ambrose. Catherine O’Hara and the great James Gandolfini voiced other grouchy things…. Warner Bros hated the non-kidstuff result (exactly why Disney gave up on Maurice Sendak’s book in the 80s) and rejigged Spike Jonze’s film and then, the release for four years!   

  2. Olivia Thirlby, What Goes Up, 2008.      Nine other actors were in (and out) during the much delayed and budget-slashed mess about a New York journo involved with the youth population of the small home of town of “the first teacher in space” Christa McAuliffe - when she dies in the 1986 Challenger Shuttle explosion.

  3. Kate Hudson, The Killer Inside Me, 2010.      As directors changed from Andrew Dominik and Marc Rocco to Michael Winterbottom, so did the favourites to play Amy Stanton, girlfriend of the mild-spoken, intellectual psychopath. From Michelle toKatherine Heigl, Sienna Miller, Natalie Portman and, finally,Kate.
  4. Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby, 2011.     Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s hunt for Daisy in the third Gatsby movie matched all the season’s other major auditions.As if the only actresses left on planet earth were: Williams, Jessica Alba, Abbie Cornish, Eva Green, Rebecca Hall ,Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, Rachel McAdams, Natalie Portman, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde. And Mulligan... soon sobbing on a red carpet, after being handed a phone. “It was Baz:  Hello Daisy!”
  5. Rachel Weisz, Oz the Great and Powerful, 2012.      Disneyland is no Oz. Yet having lost a bundle on the depressing Return To Oz, 1984, the Mouse House primed the pump anew for this dangerously titled flop. Also up for Evanora: Amy Adams, Kate Beckinsale, Rebecca Hall, Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart.. Director Sam Raimi’s favourites became Williams and Hilary Swank. Then, Weisz arrived out of the blue… and blew everyone away. And Williams was excellent as Annie/Glinda.
  6. Rooney Mara, Side Effects, 2012.     My last film,said  Steven Soderbergh. Hardly surprising when he could’t select his own leading lady.  His producers refused Blake - like Lindsay Lohan before her.   He searched on through Williams, Emily Blunt, Alice Eve, Imogen Poots, Amanda Seyfried and  Olivia Wilde before the suits  agreed on Rooney.
  7. Amber Heard, Machete Kills, 2012.    Michelle passed Miss San Antonio to Amber in Danny Trego’s sixth outing as Machete Cortez.
  8. Eva Green, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, 2014.   Williams, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose McGowan, Rachel Weisz were all up for the dame in question. Ava.
  9. Jessica Chastain, Miss Julie, 2013.     Schedules, skedules!  Williams had to quit but Colin Farrell remained as her father’s valet who becomes Chastain’s lover  as Strindberg goes Irish, with a Norwegian director (Liv Ullmann, no less) in a1890 Fermanagh.
  10. Margot Robbie, Focus, 2014.   First, Kristen Stewart and Emma Stone  passed, then,  Williams, Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawence, Olivia Munn and Rosamund Pike were assessed for Jess, the beauty being coached in grifting techniques by an adoring Will Smith.  Robbie was on holiday on a  Croatian island  when called to an New York audition. She packed in 20 minutes, and by  catamaran, bus, two planes (waiting six hours for each), losing her luggage at JFK and wearing only denim shorts, shirt and no make-up,  she got to the audition on  time. Smith did not. “Hey, I was coming from Queens.” “Yeah?” snapped Robbie, “Well, I just came from an island off Croatia and I’m here on time.” She reckoned that  outburst won her the movie.

 

 

 





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