This isn’t the first time Michelle Williams has revisited her Marilyn Monroe persona to grace the cover of a magazine. This, however, is the first time she’s donned on sexy lingerie to do so. As the title says, “Who Knew Michelle Williams Had This Body?“. I certainly didn’t. Some had worried Williams was miscast as the titular star in “My Weekend With Marilyn“, but the 31-year-old actress has proved all her naysayers wrong. Not only has she won accolade after accolade, but now she’s landed the cover of a men’s publication exuding the same sexuality Monroe, herself, would’ve done. The screen legend would be proud.

Photographed by Michael Thompson, Michelle poses for several seductive poses within GQ’s February 2012 issue. I’ve always loved Williams and thought she was cute as a button. After checking out the photo spread, I’ll forever see her in a different light- that of a sex kitten.

For the accompanying interview, the actress addresses questions regarding Heath Ledger and raising her daughter Mathilda. Poor girl, I wonder when and if people will ever stop asking her Ledger-related questions. I think it’s time to let that one go now people. Also in the editorial piece, Michelle talks about her early career. Most notably playing Jen Lindley on “Dawson’s Creek“. See what she has to say about that and the Heath questions below, along with more photos.

On Dawson’s Creek Role

“I wouldn’t say that that would be one of my first qualities as a human being—being sexy. And I think because my character on Dawson’s Creek was sexy… sexualized… sexual…I saw all the negative attention and connotations that can come along with that. And that those things can keep people from seeing you clearly.”

On Attraction To Heath Ledger

“There’s an answer that I know but I don’t want to say … Our initial meeting, the circumstances of how we first met, were cosmic or something … Yeah, a lot of things happened at once. It’s a bit like: We had a lot of things to do, because we didn’t have a lot of time, or something.”

On Heath Ledger’s Death

“It was making me crazy. I felt like I was going crazy. It was too much—trying to deal with what had happened and trying to deal with what was at our doorstep. I just felt trapped. And it’s not just me—there’s somebody else who I’m trying to protect [daughter Matilda], and I can’t. I can’t make it stop, I can’t make it go away. Trying to find ways to explain it or shield her from it. It’s like you’re trying to go about your life, and make dinner.”

To read the entire interview, head over to GQ.com, for more pictures check out their photo gallery.