Fans get a rare look into the  fiercely private life of actress Michelle Williams in the October issue of Vogue mag. Since breaking into the biz on Dawson’s Creek,  she has transformed into a serious actress who’s been nominated for two Oscars. And like most serious actresses, she almost never talks about her family, which is centered around her daughter Matilda, 6, with the late great, Heath Ledger, who died suddenly and tragically in 2008. But she opens up in the candid Vogue interview about her life today and about the role of a lifetime, Marilyn Monroe, which she tackles in her next movie.

Michelle admits that she struggled after Heath’s death and although she’s finally moved on, the experience definitely affected her. “Three years ago, it felt like we didn’t have anything, and now my life — our life — has kind of repaired itself,” she reveals to the magazine. “[But] it’s changed how I see the world and how I interact on a daily basis…It’s become the lens through which I see life — that it’s all impermanent.” But the star also says she’s in a good place — especially since reaching a milestone 30th birthday this month.  “I don’t feel as shy or nervous or self-conscious. I have more confidence that I can handle what life brings me. I don’t feel scared to have an idea and express it,” she notes. She’s certainly cool and confident in these classic chic Tom Ford aviators, available in five frame hues.  –rpuccia

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