Michelle Williams is very grateful for her friendship with Jeremy Strong. During an interview with Variety, the star recalled when her boyfriend Heath Ledger died in 2008 and how much the “Succession” actor helped her after that loss.
Although the actress and the comedian had been separated since 2007, they continued to raise their daughter Matilda together and the latter felt the absence of her father very much.
“Jeremy was serious enough to bear the weight of a child’s broken heart and sensitive enough to figure out how to approach him clowning around,” Michelle revealed.
The two stars met in 2004 while performing together at the Williamstown Theatre.
Michelle also touched on the article about Jeremy Strong that went viral last year. At the time, filmmaker Aaron Sorkin criticized the profile as “a distorted image of Jeremy,” and the actress agrees.
“Yes his clothes were still branded but he only had a jumper and two t-shirts and they were torn at the neck because he was playing ponies with my daughter and letting her ride on his back and use his clothes as reins,” she recalled. “So he walked around with his beautiful things in ruins and he never thought twice about it and he never told her to stop. [Matilda] didn’t grow up with her father, but she grew up with her Jeremy.”