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Michelle Williams says 'Balance means you're always adjusting' as she juggles motherhood and movies

Michelle Williams on juggling motherhood with movies after making The Fabelmans SMACK DAB between having two babies: ‘Balance means you’re always adjusting’

Michelle Williams has spoken out about juggling motherhood with movies – after filming The Fabelmans right between having two babies.

The 42-year-old actor stars as a character based on Steven Spielberg’s mother in the film, which is a retelling of the filmmaker’s own childhood.

Covering Entertainment Weekly, she commented on managing her busy life that ‘balance is not a stable place’. Balance means you are always adjusting.’

Smile and wave: Michelle Williams on juggling motherhood with movies - after filming The Fabelmans (pictured) right in between having two babies

Smile and wave: Michelle Williams on juggling motherhood with movies – after filming The Fabelmans (pictured) right in between having two babies

Michelle and her theater director husband Thomas Kail welcomed their son Hart in 2020 and another baby just a few months ago.

The acclaimed actress also has a 17-year-old daughter named Matilda from her relationship with late movie star Heath Ledger.

His two youngest children were born shortly before and shortly after his work on The Fabelmans, a feat that left his Entertainment Weekly interviewer in awe.

‘It’s amazing because we all do it. That’s how every human being gets here, it’s a woman giving herself,’ replied the My Week With Marilyn actress.

Baby on board: Michelle is pictured at this year's Cannes Film Festival pregnant with her third and youngest child

Baby on board: Michelle is pictured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival pregnant with her third and youngest child

She reasoned that the children ‘have to arrive and they have to be supported, all that. So I’m continually searching, because balance is not a stable place. Balance means you are always adjusting.’

Said Michelle: ‘So you have to figure out why we have to stay in the workforce, even if it often feels unsustainable. My heart obviously belongs to my children; they pull more. But I really want to be able to have both.’

The Hollywood blonde noted “that it takes deep reflection and learning and the support of other women to figure out how to get through it.”

Firstborn: Michelle is pictured with her eldest child Matilda, whom she had from her relationship with late film star Heath Ledger

Firstborn: Michelle is pictured with her eldest child Matilda, whom she had from her relationship with late film star Heath Ledger

She also commented that ‘having kids is really great to keep her from taking work home with her, especially when she plays heartbreaking roles.

‘I’m not going to take something home and pollute my kids’ experience. I think ultimately I manage to remember that it’s not my life, it’s not my pain or my sadness. It’s something that moves through me and then out of me.’

Referring to her character in Manchester By The Sea, she said: ‘I didn’t lose children in a fire. , and there are people going home tonight who are not going to put their kids to bed. And I don’t think I’ve ever had a hard time keeping perspective on what’s mine and what belongs to the women I play.’

Her man: Michelle is pictured in 2020 with her theater director husband Thomas Kail, with whom she welcomed their son Hart that year and another baby boy last year.

Her man: Michelle is pictured in 2020 with her theater director husband Thomas Kail, with whom she welcomed their son Hart that year and another baby boy last year.

The four-time Oscar nominee declared: ‘Ultimately, this work is a joy. What is difficult is living up to your own standard, your own ideal.’

Michelle further revealed that the stage of her family life she is in has an impact on the types of roles she selects.

‘I love making films for children now that I’m back in my childhood years. But I loved being in things like Oz [The Great And Powerful] or [The Greatest] Showman back in the day when Matilda enjoyed movies like that – although she probably still enjoyed those two movies because she’s so sweet,’ said Michelle.

The way they were: Heath and Michelle are pictured at the Gotham Awards together in 2005, less than three years before their deaths from an accidental prescription drug overdose

The way they were: Heath and Michelle are pictured at the Gotham Awards together in 2005, less than three years before their deaths from an accidental prescription drug overdose

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