Michelle Williams says Jeremy Strong helped raise her daughter
Michelle Williams says Jeremy Strong helped her raise her daughter Matilda.
The actor, who met the Succession Star at the Williamstown Theater Festival in 2004, recalls how Strong moved into her home after the death of Heath Ledger, Williams’ partner and Matilda’s father.
“Jeremy was serious enough to hold the weight of a child’s broken heart and was sensitive enough to understand how to approach her through play, play and stupidity,” Williams told Variety.
She added: “[Matilda] didn’t grow up with her father, but she did grow up with her Jeremy and we changed because of his ability to play as if his life depended on it, because she did.”
Williams also commented on Strong’s 2021 New Yorker profile in which he discusses his acting style, which is different from the one she knew.
“We are all amazed at his talent,” said Williams. “We’ve seen him work harder than anyone and we’ve waited a long time for other people to recognize him. So when he became so famous, we all celebrated.
After working with him on the Chicago 7 trial, director Aaron Sorkin also defended Strong at the time.
“Let me be clear, Jeremy would never suggest endangering the cast or crew or anyone else,” Sorkin said after realizing he had been misquoted in the last story.
“He mentioned it in passing and I was telling the story as a way to show his love and commitment.”
“Jeremy Strong is a great actor and a great member of the company. There is no writer, director or producer on earth who would not get a chance to cast him, “Sorkin concluded.