Michelle Williams dedicates Oz the Great and Powerful to daughter

Michelle Williams made 'Oz the Great and Powerful' for her Disney-obsessed seven-year-old daughter Matilda and brought her on set to enjoy the magical atmosphere

Michelle Williams at the Oz premiere

Michelle Williams at the Oz the Great and Powerful premiere

Michelle Williams used 'Oz the Great and Powerful' as a "love letter" for her daughter.

The 32-year-old actress plays Glinda the Good Witch in Sam Raimi's upcoming Disney film and chose to star in the feature as she felt it was "made" for seven-year-old Matilda - whose father is the late actor Heath Ledger, who tragically died from an accidental overdose in 2008.

She explained: "['Oz the Great and Powerful'] was a love letter for my daughter ... It was made for her, that was the spirit in my heart when I made it.

"She would visit me at work. She got to go through the hair, make-up and wardrobe, visited the animals and sat next to Sam, holding his hand."

Michelle has previously been type-cast as sad and troubled characters - such as in 2010's 'Blue Valentine' and her Oscar-nominated portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in 'My Week With Marilyn' - and the blonde beauty was happy to prepare for a role which shows the happier side of her personality.

She added in an interview with Look magazine: "['Oz'] was exactly the kind of film I wanted after so many sad roles. It was like an antidote. I always like to spend some time in the months ahead kind of setting a mood, so I watched movies like 'Fantasia' or 'The Princess Bride'.

"But I think that was because I stopped going to school when I was 15, I always have some kind of nervousness of not being prepared enough."


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