Not "The" Michelle Williams
After actress Michelle Williams devoted her Emmy acceptance speech to supporting women in Hollywood, online trolls started harassing singer Michelle Williams, who was amused at their confusing a black woman for a white woman. Her Instagram rant inspired this theme of seven celebrities who are all not Michelle Williams the actress, if you can possibly tell them apart.
publication date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
clue: Her character in a long-running British soap opera died in the 4000th episode, before she could meet great and powerful men like Oz, P.T. Barnum, and Venom.
explanation: Pickles played the character Shelley Williams for three years on Emmerdale. more…
difficulty: very hard
Michael C. Williams
publication date: Monday, September 30, 2019
clue: He played himself in a surprise hit horror movie, which was not Shutter Island.
explanation: Williams used his own real name to play Mike Williams in The Blair Witch Project. more…
publication date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
clue: When he starred in Henry V with his wife Judi Dench, neither he nor the character he played were the actress who won an Emmy Award for Fosse/Verdon.
explanation: Actor Michael Williams played the Shakespearean character Michael Williams in Henry V in 1989. more…
Michael K. Williams
publication date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
clue: He rose to fame as the terrifying Omar in The Wire, not as teenaged Jen Lindley in Dawson's Creek.
difficulty: very easy
publication date: Friday, September 27, 2019
clue: In 2016, this swimmer was too busy winning an Olympic medal for Canada to have been nominated for a Tony Award for Blackbird on Broadway.
explanation: Toro competed as Michelle Williams before changing her name after marrying her childhood teammate Guillermo Toro. more…
Michelle Ann Williams
publication date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
clue: This renowned Jamaican scientist is a dean at Harvard, which is in Cambridge, not in nearby Manchester-by-the-Sea.
publication date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
clue: This former member of Destiny's Child starred in Chicago on Broadway, not in Brokeback Mountain.
difficulty: very easy