The Prince and The Showgirl, made at Pinewood Studios in 1956, is best known for the conflict between its leading lady Marilyn Monroe and her director and co-star Sir Laurence Olivier. I have directed the film My Week With Marilyn based on the diaries of Colin Clark, who was the third assistant director on the film, and he had a front row seat to watch the struggle between the two legendary actors.
It was incredibly ambitious and brave to take on the role of Marilyn Monroe. For any woman to offer herself up for comparison to an icon, considered by many to be the most beautiful of all time, is daring, to say the least. But Michelle nailed it.