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Saturday 19 April 2014

Dougray: Michelle great as Marilyn

Dougray Scott is playwright Arthur Miller in his new film

Dougray Scott has admitted there was a lot of pressure on Michelle Williams while playing Marilyn Monroe in their new film, but insists she is "amazing" in the role.

The Mission: Impossible II star plays Marilyn's husband, playwright Arthur Miller, in My Week With Marilyn, opposite Michelle as the screen icon.

Dougray said: "I kind of feel she (Michelle) had more pressure playing Marilyn Monroe.

"She (Marilyn) was more famous than Arthur Miller, although he is an iconic role and a great inspiration to me as well because I'm an actor."

He added: "I can imagine [Michelle felt pressure] but she was amazing. She's a wonderful actress and lovely girl as well. I had great fun working with her. She'll be amazing."

The movie also stars Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench as fellow Dame Sybil Thorndike and Emma Watson as a wardrobe assistant.

The film is based on the diary of Colin Clark, who worked as an assistant on The Prince And The Showgirl in 1956, which starred Marilyn and Sir Laurence.

Dougray said: "It was great. It was a wonderful script, a wonderful director Simon Curtis, a wonderful cast.

"And Arthur Miller's such an iconic, interesting, enigmatic character, I had great fun researching that and filming that. It was wonderful."

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