Later this week, Michelle Williams is entering the comic book realm in Venom. Williams is playing Anne Weying, the ex-wife of Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock. And while Anne has been absent from the Marvel Universe for a long time, Williams’ new incarnation of the character has a more active role in the story.
SYFY WIRE recently spoke with Williams prior to the opening of Venom. And she gave us a few details about why she felt so drawn to the role.
**Spoiler Warning: There are spoilers about Venom below and in the accompanying video! Especially regarding Williams’ character and her fate at the end.**
"I thought that there was an opportunity to make something that felt really current," said Williams. "And to be able to play a woman inside of this universe who wasn’t a damsel in distress, and had her own thing going on, and took care of herself, and who demanded to be treated fairly... Then, as things evolved, she keeps herself relevant and involved in the fight."
Williams also told us that it was really important to her that Anne and Eddie don’t get back together at the end.
"I think it’s everything that she didn’t get back together with him," noted Williams. "I think it’s everything that she broke up with him in the first place... You can sort up her entire character in the line 'I love you, but I love myself more.'"
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