October 13, 2010

Late Bloomer

Michelle Williams has certainly come a long way from her drab days on Dawson's Creek. I've only more recently seen a few episodes of the popular late 1990s teen drama, but from what I've seen and remembered of Williams from that time was as unremarkable to me as the show. That was then, and this is now.

Since then, she's appeared in numerous critically acclaimed films, namely Brokeback Mountain, Synecdoche, New York, and Wendy and Lucy, and has slowly evolved from a bland peridot to a glistening ruby. This month she appears on the cover of W Magazine, donning red lips, dark brows, and doll blonde locks, which when paired with her creamy complexion showcases how startlingly beautiful she really is. The photo spread is also a stunning reminder as to how talented she really is, particularly in Williams's case where her looks are pleasingly congruent with her superior acting abilities.

I find it inspiring when talent takes time to unfold, such as in the case of actress Williams, as well as others like Henry Miller, whose talent was unveiled even later at the age of 44 when Tropic of Cancer, dubbed "one of the most important book[s]" by George Orwell, was published. Don't you agree?

Photo credit: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, W Magazine.

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