Female Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Thank you so much for
this. When I was 12, in between extra work and the
occasional infomercial, I mystifyingly had the good
fortune to be in a movie with Sir Ben Kingsley, and he
said something to me that I -- I still think about. He
said, "I don't like to act. It is very lonely. I like
And I know I felt that loneliness, and we
both felt loneliness. And sometimes you are in a scene
and you are doing a monologue, or sometimes you are in a
scene with somebody else that you feel like you are
doing a monologue, or sometimes you are acting with
someone and their ego, which is very lonely. And
sometimes you are acting with a dog. And sometimes you
get so damn lucky that you find yourself opposite Sam
Sam, I found Gwen by looking at Bob. There
he was looking back at me always telling the truth and
in exquisite detail. I could believe that I was Gwen
because I knew that you were Bob.
Incidentally, I got to work with Sir Ben one
more time 15 years later, and I was playing a ghost.
And he asked me how that was going for me, and he
remarked on the inherent loneliness of the character.
And he said that he, himself, would never play a ghost
again because it is difficult for an actor. You never
know where in Earth you are coming from or where the
hell you are going to. And I never felt like that
thanks to the insight of Nicole Fosse, the constancy of
our crew, our writers, our dance team, our music team,
and Jackie Rosado and Nicole Bridge who did my hair and
Tommy, like everything else, I share this
with you. And Matilda, it is one thing to be completely
honest as an actor, and it is another thing to be
completely honest as a human being, and that is just who
you are and how you live. You teach me just by being
you. I know I can love you, and I am coming home.