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Michelle Williams confuses fans with Mary Beth Peil tribute


Michelle Williams raised concerns that her former Dawson’s Creek co-star, Mary Beth Peil, has passed away as she delivered an emotional speech in tribute to the actress at the Gotham Awards in NYC on Monday. .

Michelle, 42, who played Jen Lindley on the show from 1998-2003 alongside 82-year-old Peil as Evelyn ‘Grams’ Ryan, confused fans with her speech, with many believing Peil – who is still alive and well – has passed away.

Actress Marilyn, accepting the Film Tribute award, said: “Whenever something good happens to me in my life, I can turn to someone who should have been here tonight, but , being a New Yorker, means living in a reality you definitely have no control over—so she’s not in the room, but she’s in my heart.

Oh my gosh: Michelle Williams raised concerns that her former Dawson's Creek co-star, Mary Beth Peil, has passed away as she delivered an emotional speech in tribute to the actress at the Gotham Awards in NYC on Thursday Two

Oh my gosh: Michelle Williams raised concerns that her former Dawson's Creek co-star, Mary Beth Peil, has passed away as she delivered an emotional speech in tribute to the actress at the Gotham Awards in NYC on Thursday Two

Oh my gosh: Michelle Williams raised concerns that her former Dawson’s Creek co-star, Mary Beth Peil, has passed away as she delivered an emotional speech in tribute to the actress at the Gotham Awards in NYC on Thursday Two

Michelle added that she was a ‘free minor’ when she met Peil, saying: ‘I’m 16 and I’m completely alone.

‘Mary Beth Peil was the first artist I met in my life.

“She doesn’t call herself that, but there’s something different about her. It’s how she asks questions, how she engages in conversations, and how excited she seems to be for every day of our TV moments.

“And I don’t know what this indescribable quality is, but I do know I want to pull my chair closer to her.”

On-screen: Michelle, 42, who played Jen Lindley on the show from 1998-2003 alongside 82-year-old Peil as Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan (centre), confused fans with her speech That, with many people convinced that who Peil was, was alive and well - passed away

On-screen: Michelle, 42, who played Jen Lindley on the show from 1998-2003 alongside 82-year-old Peil as Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan (centre), confused fans with her speech That, with many people convinced that who Peil was, was alive and well - passed away

On-screen: Michelle, 42, who played Jen Lindley on the show from 1998-2003 alongside 82-year-old Peil as Evelyn ‘Grams’ Ryan (centre), confused fans with her speech That, with many people convinced that Peil was alive and well – passed away

‘I wouldn’t know how to handle being a mom to Steven Spielberg’ [in The Fabelmans] not Mary Beth’s niece, so thank you Mary Beth and the Gotham Prize for this.’

Popular actress Peil is currently appearing in the off-stage show, A Man Of No Importance alongside Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons.

The emotional speech quickly shocked fans who were eager to check out Peil, with one person writing: ‘This is a beautiful eulogy for someone who is totally still alive and currently engaged. make a play.’

Another wrote: ‘No one can leave this speech thinking Mary Beth Peil is still alive (she’s lmao)’ while a third typed: ‘It was a great speech, but freaked me out for a second, because I’m pretty sure I hadn’t heard about Mary Beth Peil passing away, but I guess she just meant she couldn’t really be there.

Another wrote: ‘Happy about all Mary Beth Peil’s tweets but now I’m so nervous.’

Oh no: The emotional speech quickly shocked fans eager to check out Peil, with one person writing: 'This is a beautiful eulogy for someone who is completely still alive and currently in a play'

Oh no: The emotional speech quickly shocked fans eager to check out Peil, with one person writing: 'This is a beautiful eulogy for someone who is completely still alive and currently in a play'

Oh no: The emotional speech quickly shocked fans eager to check out Peil, with one person writing: ‘This is a beautiful eulogy for someone who is completely still alive and currently in a play’

Actress: Michelle said;  'I wouldn't know how to handle being a mom to Steven Spielberg' [in The Fabelmans] not Mary Beth's niece, so thanks to Mary Beth and thanks to the Gotham Prize for this'

Actress: Michelle said;  'I wouldn't know how to handle being a mom to Steven Spielberg' [in The Fabelmans] not Mary Beth's niece, so thanks to Mary Beth and thanks to the Gotham Prize for this'

Actress: Michelle said; ‘I wouldn’t know how to handle being a mom to Steven Spielberg’ [in The Fabelmans] not Mary Beth’s niece, so thanks to Mary Beth and thanks to the Gotham Prize for this’

Michelle’s character Jen is a party girl from New York who moves in with her grandmother in the small Massachusetts town of Capeside after some trouble.

Her death in the finale was one of the most heartbreaking moments in television history.

The Gotham Awards are the first ceremony to kick off the awards season, recognizing the achievements of artists in the fields of film and television.

Jeffrey Sharp, executive director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute, said: “We are incredibly proud to pay tribute to Michelle Williams, whose iconic performance in collaborations with renowned directors. Our best has identified her as the top talent of her generation. The awards are announced in October.

All is well: Popular actress Peil is currently appearing in the off-stage show, A Man Of No Importance (pictured 2017)

All is well: Popular actress Peil is currently appearing in the off-stage show, A Man Of No Importance (pictured 2017)

All is well: Popular actress Peil is currently appearing in the off-stage show, A Man Of No Importance (pictured 2017)

“Michelle is a true New Yorker and we are delighted to announce her as one of ours by recognizing her with the Performer Award at this year’s Gotham Awards,” he said. he added.

Williams is garnering a lot of Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Mitzi Fabelman in Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, based on his childhood.

She is expected to earn her fifth Oscar nomination for the role, possibly eventually winning her first Oscar.

The actress has previously been nominated for Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, My Week With Marilyn and Manchester by the Sea.

Williams also stars in director Kelly Reichard’s new film Showing Up, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and has been shortlisted for the festival rounds.

She also starred in the biopic Fever, which follows the personal and professional life of popular singer Peggy Lee.

While she hasn’t confirmed the name, Williams was first spotted with her newborn in late October.

Oscar buzz: Williams is garnering a lot of Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Mitzi Fabelman in Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans, based on his childhood

Oscar buzz: Williams is garnering a lot of Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Mitzi Fabelman in Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans, based on his childhood

Oscar buzz: Williams is garnering a lot of Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Mitzi Fabelman in Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, based on his childhood

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk

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