Michelle Williams‘s career is on a roll. The actress we all knew as Jen on Dawson’s Creek has one movie after another coming out in 2007 (The Hawk is Dying with Paul Giamatti, Ethan Hawke‘s The Hottest State, the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There) and will be shooting even more (Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are, The Tourist with Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman) but it’s clear that what she values most is being a mom to 1 year old daughter, Matilda Ledger, with fiance Heath Ledger. The gorgeous 26 year old appears on the cover of the December/January 2007 issue of Nylon and gave an insightful interview.

"I always sort of imagined I would be a young mother. Kids just bring such a natural order to your life. I used to have all these questions that felt like they would never be answered. I’d agonize myself with them. You know, "What am I going to do with my time? Who will I be with? Will I wind up alone? And having Matilda, I don’t plague myself anymore. I know what life is like. For the next 18 years, I’m devoted to somebody’s welfare. It took all that noise out of my head."

She adds, "It wasn’t that long ago that I was sleeping until noon and not doing anything all day. Literally nothing. And now my life’s not going to be like that again. I think about it when I go out with my friends for a night and, you know, 10 or 11 o’clock rolls around, and I look around the table and think, ‘Wow, I’m the only person here who has a kid, I’m the only person who has to go home now to get up by six to function for the rest of the day. "

She also said, "I feel like maybe having kids young is going to come back in vogue."

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Source: Nylon, December/January 2007 issue, Photo: People, used with permission

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