Actress Michelle Williams on Becoming a Boxer, a Wordsmith, and "Marilyn" - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2012-08-14T01:30:23Z Actress Michelle Williams won Oscar nominations for her performances in Brokeback Mountain and last year’s Blue Valentine. In her new film, My Week With Marilyn, she brings to life one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, in a performance that has critics aflutter. And to think: She originally hailed from the little town of Dawson’s Creek. Michelle tells Brendan all about Miss Norma Jeane Baker, then gives him a reality check, a vocabulary lesson, and her porn star name. -- The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA.