Michelle Williams reveals motherhood made her feel 'no good at anything'
Michelle Williams has admitted finding it "confounding" caring for a newborn baby and toddler at the same time, revealing that motherhood has made her feel "kind of no good at anything".
The actress, 42, this month received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination her role in The Fabelmans.
In October, Williams gave birth to a son with her director husband Thomas Kail – with whom she shares another son, Hart, born in 2020.
She is also mother to a 17-year-old daughter, Matilda, from her relationship with the late actor Heath Ledger, who passed away in 2008.
Williams told The Guardian that "to be able to work and meet the needs of both a toddler and an infant is pretty confounding".
She revealed that she was coping with the demands of parenting by resorting to abandoning any sense of achievement.
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She said: "When you add small children into the mix, all of that vanishes and you feel like you’re kind of no good at anything.
"I don’t think there's really anything to solve, other than getting comfortable with that sensation."
However, Williams – who has starred in films including Brokeback Mountain and Manchester By The Sea – also opened up about the positive of being a mother-of-three.
She said: "Life requires energy to live it. And when you have children, while they take energy from you, you also have to find a way to keep the energy in the room up, to meet them where they are with understanding and joy.
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"The only way to get through early childhood is to find a way to engage deeply with the play and wonder that children offer us.”
She split with Ledger, then 28, five months before his tragic overdose – when their daughter was just two.
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