Despite having two actors as parents – and, in the case of her late father, Heath Ledger, an Oscar winner – Michelle Williams‘s little girl, Matilda, will not grow up in Hollywood, her mother insists.
In fact, Williams, 28, hopes that Matilda, 3, will one day become a doctor. Not that Matilda doesn’t have ideas of her own. Her mother admits that currently she wants to be a cowgirl.
With an eye to taking some time from movie work, Williams tells the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph that she is currently very much a stay-at-home mom.
Williams also says that would not raise her daughter in Los Angeles “for all the obvious reasons. Being an actor’s daughter. It’s a town that’s about one thing, and I want her to have options.”
A Domestic Life
For Williams, life at the moment is one of “cooking, baking, cleaning and sewing,” she tells the Telegraph. “As a young actress, you feel this intense pressure to work. Everybody says, ‘The time is now.’ But I can be 28 and take a year off. Hopefully they’ll still be something to go back to.”
Being an actress “comes with so much baggage,” says the Wendy and Lucy star. “It used to be a refuge and now it’s a hassle.”
As for her career future, she adds, “I’ll be happy making movies for $300,000 for the rest of my life if the roles are interesting.”
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