The actor plays Anne Weying in the forthcoming 'Venom' movie
Michelle Williams has said playing Marvel‘s She-Venom would be a dream come true.
The actor appears in the forthcoming movie Venom as Anne Weying, the girlfriend of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), who becomes Venom.
In the Spider-Man comic book series, Weying later becomes She-Venom. Speaking to Total Film, Williams said getting to depict that part of the character’s story would be “a dream come true.”
She also revealed that Weying’s clothes and words were consciously linked to the #MeToo movement. “I think Anne is a strong character and very intelligent,” she said. “I wanted her to be born of the #MeToo world and I worked hard to convey that with her wardrobe and dialogue.
Williams’ co-star Hardy recently discussed how he used his own experiences with mental health issues to get into character for the film’s titular role. “The character has an ethical framework, the alien by virtue of coming from another planet doesn’t have the same ethical framework, and they have to work out how to be together so they click,” he told Esquire.
“He now has a beast who lives rent-free in him. It could be like somebody who’s contracted a tropical disease and gone mad. It’s like acting out mental illness in some aspects, of which I have a fair understanding, having had a certain amount of mental health problems of my own, which are relevant, being an addict. So I might as well fucking use it.”
He continued: “I’m used to being in the third person. I think I have multiple personas and characters in me that present and represent different parts of me, that I allow to sit in the driving seat. They’re all me.”
Venom, which also stars Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson, and more, will be released on October 5.