Our December cover star entranced Acting Editor Jenny Dickinson with her thoughtfulness and candour, resulting in a profile that’s openly enamoured. In it, we learn why Williams loves the subway, the truth about her short hair, and when she’s at her happiest.
To see Williams in action, look no further than ELLE TV. In our Behind the Cover video, she clowns for the camera and explains her love of vintage clothes. ‘I like things that have a past,’ she says. ‘I like how people used to mend clothing, because when you didn’t have a lot, you took care of what you had.’
‘Something I really appreciated about her is what a simple dresser she was. She’s really, in her personal life, completely unadorned,’ Williams says. ‘Everything that she wore looked like she could take her shoes off and run through a field. And I like that.’