Michelle Williams Was Plotting The Whole Time She Was On ‘Dawson’s Creek’

Michelle Williams admitted that she couldn’t wait to get off the teen-drama Dawson’s Creek and was somewhat secretly planning her “escape” into the world of serious film-making like a “mobster.”

“You set up a shop selling pizza but in the back you’re laundering money. You’re doing one thing in plain sight and secretly plotting something else,” she said. “I was plotting my tastes, my interests, my beliefs and hopes for what I could be.”

The actress had to overcome stereotypes of being the blonde teen star in order to make it to acclaimed projects like Blue Valentine (which just got an R rating, so you’ll actually get to see it!).

“Yes, it was hard getting jobs I wanted. I was a pop tart. It took patience and baby steps,” Williams said, pictured at a screening of Blue Valentine at the Soho Grand Hotel on Dec. 13 in New York City “I did a play in New York that wasn’t about being blonde, which led to a role in an HBO thing to a role in a British drama. As F. Scott Fitzgerald said, ‘Gradually, then suddenly.'”

Seems to have paid off: the beautiful actress has a Golden Globe nod and an upcoming role as Marilyn Monroe to show for it.