Williams has been open about her battles with mental health issues.
Former Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams has confirmed that she is seeking help for her struggles with depression, following a recent report that she had checked into a mental health facility.
The 37 year old star, who has previously been open about her battle with depression, reached out to her followers on Instagram with a message on Tuesday (July 17th) following a story by TMZ that claimed she had checked into a facility outside Los Angeles.
In the message, she spoke of her pride in admitting that she was struggling, and encouraged others in a similar position to do the same. “For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it's time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing,” Williams wrote.
Michelle Williams at the premiere of STX Films' 'I Feel Pretty' held at Westwood Village Theatre. The comedy stars Amy Schumer as a woman whose life of insecurities are undone by a head injury - Westwood, California, United States - Tuesday 17th April 2018
The couple are reported to be tying the knot.
Just six months after they were first spotted together, it has been reported that Michelle Williams and Andrew Youmans are engaged. The couple are yet to either confirm or deny the reports, however, and given how private the actress is about her personal life it might be a while before they do.
Michelle Williams at the BAFTA Los Angeles tea party
The 37-year-old actress was seen enjoying a romantic vacation in Rome with the New York financial consultant in July 2017, and earlier this month she denied being engaged to him despite sporting a huge rock on her finger at the LA premiere of 'All the Money in the World' and other events including the Golden Globes.
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She is glad powerful men are taking steps to help the vulnerable.
Michelle Williams has responded to her 'All The Money In The World' co-star Mark Wahlberg's decision to donate the money that he earned in re-shoots for the flick to the Time's Up campaign to support victims of sexual assault. And it seems she is in approval.
Michelle Williams at the BAFTA Los Angeles tea party
After reports surfaced that Mark Wahlberg earned around $1.5 million, in contrast to Michelle's reported '$80 per diem totalling less than $1,000', for doing re-shoots in Ridley Scott's new movie, the anger surrounding the pay gap has encouraged the actor to make a generous donation for his fellow women.
A new report by USA Today suggests Wahlberg refused to go along with Plummer's re-casting in 'All The Money In The World' unless he got paid.
A new development in the saga concerning the massive pay disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for the re-shooting of All The Money In The World suggests that Wahlberg refused to approve the casting of Christopher Plummer until he was paid more than $1 million.
USA Today, which broke the original story on Wednesday (January 10th), followed up with a new report that Wahlberg’s contract contained a “co-star approval” clause, which allowed him to veto Plummer’s re-casting in the lead role in a letter to the film’s financiers, saying that he would only give it the green light if he was paid the extra money, according to one insider.
Earlier this week, the same outlet revealed that Wahlberg made $1.5 million for the extensive re-shoots on All The Money In The World, while his female co-star Williams received only a per diem sum of $80 per day. In the end, her remuneration came to less than 0.1% of his.
Williams was reportedly paid just $1,000 for her work, while co-star Wahlberg received $1.5 million.
Celebrities have reacted with anger to new reports that Michelle Williams was paid the tiniest of fractions of what her co-star Mark Wahlberg received for doing re-shoots of the new movie All The Money In The World.
Hollywood figures such as Judd Apatow, Busy Phillips and Jessica Chastain have come out in support of Williams, after a report by USA Today on Tuesday (January 9th) claimed that her castmate Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the extensive re-shoots on the film, while she made less than $1,000.
In early November, director Ridley Scott revealed that the extraordinary decision had been made to replace the movie’s lead star Kevin Spacey, following the dozens of allegations of serious sexual misconduct made against him, with veteran star Christopher Plummer, re-shooting all of his scenes with full cast in the space of only a few weeks to honour the original release date.
All the Money in the World had to recast Kevin Spacey after allegations of sexual harassment
Following countless allegations of sexual harassment and assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein, a number of other stars have been accused of similar misconduct - including Hollywood actor, Kevin Spacey.
Michelle Williams appears in All the Money in the World
In response to allegations about Spacey, director Sir Ridley Scott reshot his newest movie - which saw Spacey in a significant role - and other actors in the piece have since revealed they re-filmed the scenes for free.
Michelle Williams at the LA premiere for Ridley Scott's 'All The Money In The World' held at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. The film follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and his billionaire grandfather's refusal to pay the ransom - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 19th December 2017
Michelle Williams is pictured on the blue carpet as she arrives at an evening event honouring the world famous French fashion designer Louis Vuitton and the Vuitton house's current creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere - NYC, New York, United States - Thursday 30th November 2017
The 37 year old star revealed on 'The Talk' that she suffered from depression and frequently felt "suicidal" during Destiny's Child's commercial peak.
She was one-third of one of the most successful girl groups of all time at the turn of the millennium, but Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams has revealed that she was depressed and “suicidal” while the group were at the peak of their powers.
Williams, now 37, earned scores of Billboard hits and Grammy awards with her bandmates Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland in the early noughties. However, amid the multi-platinum records and world tours, she was struggling with depression.
She appeared on American chat show ‘The Talk’ on Wednesday (October 18th) to discuss her battle, which began in her teens but continued into her early thirties. At the time, she felt it was just "growing pains" but it took years for her to figure out what the truth was.
Williams is tipped to join Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed on Sony's 'Venom', a stand-alone spin-off from Spider-Man not related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Michelle Williams could be the next big-name star to join the growing cast list for the putative Spider-Man spin-off movie Venom, alongside Tom Hardy.
Variety reported on Wednesday (September 27th) that the 37 year old actress is currently in talks with Sony for a role in the superhero spin-off. According to initial reports, Williams would play a district attorney and Hardy’s potential love interest. Sony has not commented on the rumours at the time of writing.
In the Marvel comics, Venom is a frequent arch-nemesis for Spider-Man / Peter Parker, who, according to the origin myth, tries using the alien symbiote as a costume before rejecting it because of its potential for corrupting its user. At this point, it fuses with Eddie Brock (Hardy’s character).
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Jean Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey) may have been the richest man of his time, but in 1973 he proved how he was also one of the most frugal. So much so, in fact, that while most parents and grandparents would give anything in the world to see the safe return of their child or grandchild after a kidnapping, he point blank refused to pay the $17 million that was demanded of him by an organised crime ring who abducted and tortured his 16-year-old grandson, John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). No matter how much the teen's mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) begged the billionaire to pay the ransom, he wouldn't budge, citing that his willingness to pay up would encourage the kidnapping of his other grandchildren.
Things started to get serious when John Paul's ear arrived in the post with the threat that the boy would be posted to them piece by piece if the ransom was not paid. Gail decided to join forces with one of Jean Paul's closest associates, former CIA operative Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), who agreed to help her bring her son back home and get his client to change his mind about paying up.
'All the Money in the World' is the true story of an oil tycoon and his unusual reaction to seeing his grandson kidnapped. Kevin Spacey is unrecognisable with his Jean Paul Getty prosthesis. The film has been directed by the Academy Award nominated Ridley Scott ('Alien', 'The Martian', 'Blade Runner') and written by David Scarpa ('The Day the Earth Stood Still', 'The Last Castle') who adapted the screenplay from the book 'Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty' by John Pearson.
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When P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) loses his business when the company goes bankrupt, he's left to search for another job to keep a roof, albeit a leaking one, over his head. He just wants a better life for his wife Charity (Michelle Williams) and children, and one day has the most fantastic idea of open Barnum's American Museum of Curiosity. Soon he puts together a travelling circus, a freak show featuring giants and dwarves, Siamese twins and bearded ladies. But for him it isn't about exploiting people who are different for the entertainment of the general public, it's about encouraging them to be part of a dance and acrobatic show to celebrate what's special about them. To many people today, there really is no difference between the two, but it's safe to say that his unique venture made Barnum the greatest showman who ever lived.
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