and ended up assisting Sir Laurence Olivier on-set and aiding the newlywed Mrs. Monroe everywhere, Williams is luminous. Her Marilyn is an untouchable goddess who keeps her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), under her thumb; Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) at her mercy; and every man who lays eyes on her at full attention. She totes around Method coach Paula Strasberg (Zoë Wanamaker) to act as her emotional spokesperson and throws her head back flirtatiously for the Queen’s wait staff as if she were Elizabeth I tossing bread crumbs at the starving, appreciative common folk. When she takes too many sleeping pills or pulls the emergency brake on the film’s production at will, she makes herself small, cowering like a wounded puppy until anyone who dares tell her to get it together comes off like a monster. She’s Marilyn Monroe, for chrissakes, and she is also Michelle Williams. All hail the Queen.