EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Julia Ormond talks 'My Week with Marilyn'

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 01:09
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Opening in theaters on November 25th is a new film based on the life of screen legend Marilyn Monroe called My Week with Marilyn, which is already receiving early Oscar-buzz. The movie marks the feature film debut of director Simon Curtis and also includes a career-changing performance by two time Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) in the title role as the doomed starlet. My Week with Marilyn is based on two books by Colin Clark and depicts the making on the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier. The movie focuses on the week in which Monroe spent time being escorted around Britain by Clark, after her husband, Arthur Miller, left the country. 

In addition to Williams, the film boasts an impressive group of contemporary actors portraying famous historical figures such as Kenneth Branagh (Thor) as Sir Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench (Quantum of Solace) as Dame Sybil Thorndike, Dougray Scott (There Be Dragons) as Arthur Miller, Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First AvengerThe Devil's Double) as Milton H. Green, and Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall) as Vivien Leigh, as well as Eddie Redmayne (The Good Shepherd), Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2), and Derek Jacobi (Anonymous). 

IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down and speak with Julia Ormond about her role in My Week with Marilyn. The actress spoke openly about the new film, playing the legendary Leigh, her relationship to husband Olivier, and how she really felt about Marilyn Monroe. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Julia Ormond about My Week with Marilyn, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS:

In the summer of 1956, Colin Clark (Redmayne) works as an assistant on the British set of The Prince and the Showgirl, which stars Laurence Olivier (Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Williams), who is also on honeymoon with her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller (Scott). When Miller leaves the country, Clark introduces Monroe to British life and they spend a week together, during which time she escapes from her Hollywood routine and the pressures of work.

My Week with Marilyn opens in theaters on November 25th. 



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