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No matter who you are it is always hard when you lose someone very close to you in a tragedy, but then if you are famous the world gets to watch you grieve. That is exactly what has sent Michelle Williams over the edge since the death of her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger last January.

This is the first time that Michelle has openly talked about what effect Heath’s death has had on her and their daughter Matilda Rose. We have some excerpts from her candid interview with Newsweek magazine where the actress talks about her hatred toward the paparazzi.

“It burns a fire inside of me, the shit that I’ve seen people do to get at me or my daughter. I won’t forget it, and I won’t support it. I don’t want my daughter growing up feeling spied on or threatened.”

Williams is unsure of the future for her and her daughter. Not only is she considering a move out of New York City but is thinking of ending her acting career as well.

“If it gets to the point where I can’t situate my life in a way that they stay away more, then I’ll drop a match on the thing. I’ll be sad. I like acting. It’s saved my life over and over again. It’s given me a sense of self-esteem, self worth. I have this thing that I am in love with…and now it has this baggage.”

Find out what Michelle had to say when she confronted an overzealous photographer at Starpulse.