The actress and her 2-year-old (by ex Heath Ledger) are doing just fine together

By Courtney Rubin
Updated November 06, 2007 08:05 PM
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For Michelle Williams, Brooklyn may not be her home state of Montana, or even her old TV stomping grounds of Dawson’s Creek, but it does offer something she enjoys: the simple life.

“I live in Brooklyn, I travel by subway, I take care of my daughter and I love reading stories,” the actress 27, tells the Spanish edition of Vogue in its November issue.

Her daughter is Matilda, 2, whose father is Williams’s ex-boyfriend, Heath Ledger. (The two broke up in early September.)

“My daughter is the center of my life,” says Williams, whose hobby is collecting old books.

That she has any leftover time for work seems astounding, given her roster of seven upcoming movies between this fall and the end of next year. They are The Hottest State, with Ethan Hawke; I’m Not There, the Bob Dylan biopic that also stars Ledger (the two share no scenes); The Tourist and Incendiary (both with Ewan McGregor); Where the Wild Things Are; Synedoche and Bronte.

“My last three years have been incredible,” she says.

And this year’s holidays should be jolly, too. “My neighborhood has a committee that organizes a Christmas chorus, like we used to have when I was growing up in Montana,” she says. “I never thought I’d be able to live the same way in New York.”