Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe

I guess the latest trend for actresses in Hollywood is to pose as iconic movie stars. First Jennifer Aniston posed as Barbra Streisand for Harper’s Bazaar last year, and Kate Winslet just channeled Elizabeth Taylor a few days ago. Now, it’s everyone’s favorite “Dawson’s Creek” alum Michelle Williams‘ turn. The 30-year-old Oscar nominee is notoriously known for her “method acting” when preparing for upcoming roles. With a starring role in the film “My Week with Marilyn“, this photo shoot definitely fits in line with that.

Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz snapped the actress for the latest issue of Vogue. Not only is the cover gorgeous, but the pictures found inside are even more stunning and breathtaking. In the accompanying interview, Williams talks about her transformation into the screen legend. She also discusses rebuilding her life after the 2008 death of Heath Ledger. Here’s a short snippet:

“Three years ago, it felt like we didn’t have anything, and now my life — our life — has kind of repaired itself,” she says. “Look, it’s not a perfectly operating system — there are holes and dips and electrical storms — but the basics are intact.”

If the Vogue pictures are even a small indication on how Michelle does in the upcoming Monroe flick, I can’t wait to see the final product. Her costars are already singing her praises. Kenneth Branagh who plays Sir Laurence Oliver in the film, gave the following rave review.

I’d look over and there is Michelle. Half an hour later, Marilyn has arrived but is a bit sleepy,” Branagh recalls. “Half an hour later, I look round and Marilyn is now very frisky. And finally, just before we’re due to be called, Marilyn is fully there — the dress is on, the hair is in place, there’s a glint in the eye.”

To view more pics and read the entire interview, head over to http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/michelle-williams-my-week-with-michelle/