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Michelle Williams has struggled to find work in recent years

Cover Media logo Cover Media 11/12/2016
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Actress Michelle Williams has had difficulty landing jobs in the past three years.

The Brokeback Mountain star is currently surrounded by Oscar buzz thanks to her supporting role in indie drama Manchester by the Sea, one of only three films she has been in since 2013's Oz the Great and Powerful.

And when it comes to the reason for this lull, Michelle put it down to a drought in her popularity during an interview with Porter magazine.

"In the past three years I have found it really hard to get work," she said. "It is very seasonal, you know, your popularity or marketability or whatever these things are, and I've been like in a little bit in a winter."

Last year (15), she fronted Suite Francaise and another of her films, Certain Women, did the rounds of the film festivals this year (16). It seems the tide is starting to change, as Michelle already has dramas Wonderstruck and The Greatest Showman lined up for release in 2017.

She is also set to play rocker Janis Joplin in a biopic, and she admits she still gets overwhelmed when she lands a role because she never expects to.

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"My expectation, because of my early experiences, is failure, and so when something good happens for me, I am dazzled by it, I am like on my knees, I am just so grateful, so happy, so excited, because it's not what I expect," she explained.

The 36-year-old is also concerned about the possibility of roles drying up when she hits 40 but she hopes it's not going to be as dramatic as it's made out to be.

"People talk about it like it's a sort of cliff that everybody gets pushed off!" she joked. "It's hard to imagine that you've reached this kind of age where suddenly the rug is pulled from underneath your feet."

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