Michelle Williams is the covergirl for the latest issue of Wonderland. In a photospread and interview inside — completed before the accidental death of her former fiancé Heath Ledger, whom she split with last fall — the complex 27-year-old actress muses on parenthood to daughter Matilda Rose, 2, mommy brain, insecurities, Dawson’s Creek, her film choices, and the delicate balance of work and motherhood.

Click below for the photo and interview highlights.

On how her morning is going on the day of the interview:

On balancing work and motherhood:

On how becoming a mother has changed her:

On getting ‘financial emancipation’ from her parents at 15:

On why she’s been doing so many films (she has three completed, is finishing Mammoth, and starts filming Shutter Island in Boston next month. An additional movie, Blue Valentine, has been postponed following Heath’s death):

On becoming famous as a teen on the hit series Dawson’s Creek:

On if her stage and film choices after Dawson’s Creek were reactionary:

On if she went to former co-star Katie Holmes’ wedding to Tom Cruise:

On if she acts to get attention or disappear into a role:

On how she’s able to do nude scenes when she’s so shy (she was topless in Brokeback Mountain and nude in Killer Joe):

On being her own harshest critic:

On if she’d describe herself as vain:

On being voted one of People‘s Most Beautiful People:

On if she gets recognized when she’s out in NYC:

On the most extravagant thing she’s ever bought:

On looking ahead to her 30s:

Source: Wonderland, Issue 12