Michelle Williams reveals motherhood made her feel 'no good at anything'

Michelle Williams arrives at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on January 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California
Michelle Williams gave birth to her third child last year. (Getty Images)

Michelle Williams has admitted finding it "confounding" caring for a newborn baby and toddler at the same time, revealing that motherhood has made her feel "kind of no good at anything".

The actress, 42, this month received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination her role in The Fabelmans.

In October, Williams gave birth to a son with her director husband Thomas Kail – with whom she shares another son, Hart, born in 2020.

She is also mother to a 17-year-old daughter, Matilda, from her relationship with the late actor Heath Ledger, who passed away in 2008.

Thomas Kail and Michelle Williams attend the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California
The actress shares two children with husband Thomas Kail. (Getty Images)

Williams told The Guardian that "to be able to work and meet the needs of both a toddler and an infant is pretty confounding".

She revealed that she was coping with the demands of parenting by resorting to abandoning any sense of achievement.

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She said: "When you add small children into the mix, all of that vanishes and you feel like you’re kind of no good at anything.

"I don’t think there's really anything to solve, other than getting comfortable with that sensation."

Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger during IFP's 15th Annual Gotham Awards - Arrivals at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in New York City
She also has a teenage daughter with her former partner Heath Ledger (pictured in 2005). (Getty Images)

However, Williams – who has starred in films including Brokeback Mountain and Manchester By The Sea – also opened up about the positive of being a mother-of-three.

She said: "Life requires energy to live it. And when you have children, while they take energy from you, you also have to find a way to keep the energy in the room up, to meet them where they are with understanding and joy.

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"The only way to get through early childhood is to find a way to engage deeply with the play and wonder that children offer us.”

She split with Ledger, then 28, five months before his tragic overdose – when their daughter was just two.

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