Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

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It's not easy being green with envy, in our case. But it certainly isn't a walk in the park being blonde, either.

Especially when you're donning the shiny locks of one of the most famous bombshells ever. Which is why Michelle Williams went to great lengths to channel legendary pinup beauty Marilyn Monroe for her new flick, My Week With Marilyn, even staying in character when the cameras weren't rolling.

Come again?

Yep, totally true!

So what did her castmates think of working with Marilyn...er, we mean Michelle?

Describing Williams' homage to Monroe, costar Dominic Cooper told us at the AFI Fest presented by Audi, "[It wasn't in] a way that made it uncomfortable or for people to get on with their jobs because sometimes that can cause friction and difficulties."

In fact, from the way he describes it, hangin' with Michelle Marilyn sounds pretty damn fun!

Cooper continued: "But it was still very easy to have a conversation. You were just kind of doing it with Marilyn."

Michelle herself was happy to fill us in on the doppelgänger specifics:

LOOK: New Photos! See Michelle Williams Transform in My Week With Marilyn

"I tried to keep her voice. I tried to keep her walk," Williams explained, while wearing a knockout Monroe-style, gold strapless dress. I tried to keep as much of her close by as possible."

Which, according to director Simon Curtis, had its ups and its downs: "Different scenes require different things, because some days Marilyn was a very exuberant, happy outward person. And sometimes she was a troubled, tortured inner person. So there's no one answer. She was different Marilyns at different times."

Well now we're starting to get confused. Who we were talking about? Marilyn? Or Michelle? Who did we even interview...

Whatever, the film looks fab and apparently Marilyn Monroe (ya know, the real one) agrees. According to a medium who told National Enquirer she channeled the siren. And Simon is totally down with the praises from beyond the grave:

"It certainly was our first review," he joked when we asked about the otherworld movie chitchat. "And it was good."

Well, we're sure you'll get plenty more good reviews from people that still have a pulse.

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