Would Marilyn Monroe Approve of Michelle Williams' Take on Her?

Taking on the role of iconic superstar Marilyn Monroe is a hefty challenge -- but Michelle Williams is confident that her performance as would please the late actress.

The My Week with Marilyn star says she thinks Monroe would be proud of the movie because the deceased blond bombshell has apparently sent her approval from the beyond.

"While we were filming, something came out in the National Enquirer that a psychic had spoken to her and that she approved of what we were doing and she thought I was doing a really good job," Williams told E! News at the Hollywood Film Awards. "So maybe she likes it!"

The Academy Award nominee probably doesn't need a psychic to tell her whether her portrayal of the Hollywood icon is good, considering how fully she immersed herself in the role. Williams, 31, did extensive research on the actress' voice to get it pitch perfect.

"I studied tapes," Williams said. "There's really nothing that exists of her, that I could find anyway, that exists of her having a conversation with a friend...So there wasn't a template that existed for her everyday vocal pattern, so at a certain point you have to make it imaginatively."

And if photos and the trailer are any indication, Williams also clearly nailed Monroe's signature look. Perhaps there's some truth to the National Enquirer story after all!

Watch the trailer below:

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