Michelle Williams is adorable, so it only stands to reason that her daughter Matilda – who she had with the late Heath Ledger – is also adorable. Michelle has always spent a lot of time with Matilda and taken her to movie sets wherever possible, and Oz, The Great and Powerful is no exception. Turns out, she’s pretty excited to see the film now because she knows what’s going to happen and wants to see it all come together on the big screen.
“She’s dying to see it. She’s very excited,” the Oz The Great and Powerful star, 32, told PEOPLE during its Wednesday premiere in Hollywood.
“[Director Sam Raimi] really welcomed her on set and he made a very kid-friendly space. She witnessed so much of it being made so she’s really excited to see it come together.”
An avid fan of the original The Wizard of Oz, the 7-year-old has been known to skip over the scarier scenes — “She runs out of the room when … the baboons start to fly,” says Williams — but promises to be brave for the newest flick.
“She said, ‘Mommy, don’t worry, I won’t be scared because I know how everything happens,” says the actress.
I always wonder what kids of celebrity parents must think about their careers. Most stars say that their kids don’t really “get it” and that to them, they’re just Mom or Dad, not such and such the Hollywood actress or whatever. I love this kid. I love that Jason Segel loves this kid. I love everything about this little makeshift family and I don’t know why but I don’t think it matters.
So, to preface all of this f-ckery, can I just remind you about how Lindsay Lohan always tried to make it seem like she was Heath Ledger’s one true love, and how she was just so genuinely devastated when he passed, which was five years ago yesterday? Because she did, even up until this past December, because that’s Lindsay: she can’t leave well enough alone, and whenever anyone’s getting any kind of publicity (even when they’re dead), she’s got to go ahead and insert herself in any way she can.
Sigh. Cue Lindsay. As I said, yesterday was the five-year anniversary of Heath Ledger’s death, and in memorial, Lindsay posted this on her Twitter page:
First of all, if you were confused (like me), “Matty” is actually Heath and Michelle Williams’ daughter, Matilda, lovingly known as “Mattie,” and as far as I’m aware, it was Michelle who carried and birthed Matilda, and not Lindsay. OK? Do you see where I’m going with this? Because now you can see what Lindsay did here—this is a dick move. … No, this is actually a c-nt move, and as much as I hate that word, I’m willing to admit that it’s the word I whisper most forcefully when I’m really, really pissed off, and I feel like Lindsay Lohan and her unbelievable self-absorption justifies that anger.
Can I just go ahead and call Lindsay Lohan a scumbag? Can I? Because when my back’s against the wall and I have no more verbal ammunition, “scumbag” is the first thing that comes to mind, guys. And Lindsay Lohan is the epitome of “scumbag.”
If you guessed it had something to do with fans who would be better off to have screwdrivers driven through their heads, you’d be wrong (I think). If you guessed it had something to do with the ‘Batman’ franchise, and the departed Heath Ledger, then you’d definitely be right, because after watching footage of the previous ‘Batman’ movies, Christian Bale found himself all choked up on stage while talking about how “good” it was to see Heath’s portrayal of the Joker character.
Heath Ledger passed away back in January of 2008, and it’s definitely a mark of how well-loved he was that people are still choking up four-and-a-half years later at the mention of his name or viewing of his former projects.
In all honesty, it’s nice to see Bale showing a side of him that I never thought existed—I definitely assumed he was 100% angst and competitiveness and anger and fan-hatred, and even though it’s sad that we had to experience this Bale because of the death of Heath Ledger, it’s still way more than I ever thought it could be, guys.