The actress covers the April issue of Elle UK, where she opens up about balancing motherhood and her career, supporting Kristen Bell's "No Kids Policy" and reveals her love of poetry.
While the "Dawson's Creek" alum looks stunning in the cover shot -- rocking newly-dyed platinum tresses and a retro A-line dress -- Williams says most days she's exhausted.
"I feel like I'm so good at raising a kid when I'm not working. I don't forget anything. I've got everything covered. It's a real luxury to have a moment when I'm not scrambling," she tells the mag.
"I feel like most of my life, I'm trying to do two things at once, both to the best of my abilities. So that leaves me feeling pretty exhausted. I'm the person who falls asleep all the time," the 34-year-old continues. "You invite me over for dinner or to a party, and there's a whole scrapbook of pictures of me napping. I've even been given a nickname because of my snoring."
We're sure most single mothers feel the same way -- Michelle has a 9-year-old daughter, Matilda Ledger, who she shared with the late Heath Ledger.
"The Dark Knight" star tragically passed away in 2008, just three years after their little girl was born.
Nevertheless, it sounds like the "Blue Valentine" actress has found a way to balance motherhood and a career. The blonde beauty recently finished a stint on Broadway playing Sally Bowles in "Cabaret," and will be back on the big screen in "Suite Français," which comes out later this month.
Michelle also gushes about Bell's "No Kids Policy," which has changed the way the most media outlets report on celebrity children.
"Men and women in suits were cashing cheques off of my daughter's face. There are so many problems with that. But Kristen [Bell] has made it so much easier for these kids to live in a world that is friendly and that they can trust. Every month I send her a gushy, 'You don't know what you've done' note. Now my daughter and other kids aren't scared to walk down the street any more. It's like a miracle," she explains.
And while the busy mom rarely has down time, when she does find a moment to herself Michelle says she likes to read poetry.
"I get a poem of the day! I love poetry because it's like a shot, like an attack, like a dose. And for a person who doesn't have very much free time, it does its work very quickly," she confesses.
"So I read poems on my phone when I wake up in the morning. It opens you up for the rest of the day, and suddenly your life becomes a little more observed. And when it becomes more observed, it can't help but start to become more beautiful," she adds.
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