Allison Williams has revealed how motherhood has affected her role in the upcoming horror movie M3GAN.
Williams, who gave birth to her first child last year, plays Gemma, a woman developing a robot programmed to protect her orphaned niece from physical and emotional harm.
Speak with City & Country Feb 2023 Family Number, Williams, 34, shared how she gained a “greater appreciation for the effort” of her character after growing her own family in real life.
‘Be more appreciative of what’s at stake’: Allison Williams has revealed how motherhood has influenced her role in the upcoming horror movie M3GAN
Gemma begins the film with no children of her own before eventually taking care of two children: her niece Cady (Violet McGraw) and M3GAN (voiced by Jenna Davis).
“I became a mom and that made it all that much more interesting because that’s Gemma’s whole arc,” Allison told the publication.
“One she made from scratch and the other she inherited, which shares her DNA but isn’t hers,” she said, referring to her niece and the robot.
“That would get complicated, but it also became more interesting as an artist to bring this person to life, with a greater appreciation of what’s at stake,” Allison said.
Cover girl: Williams starred on the cover of Town & Country’s Family February 2023 issue
Glam: She worked on a beautiful metallic dress that showed off her muscular shoulders
Allison welcomed her first child, a son named Arlo, with her fiancé Alexander Dreymon late last year.
Alexander, who starred opposite Allison in Horizon Line, confirmed that he popped the question to Allison in December 2022, and she showed off her diamond ring at the premiere of M3GAN.
She confirmed that she was indeed engaged to Alexander during her interview with Town & Country.
Picture perfect: The Girls alum turned heads as she created a storm for the magazine
Acting isn’t the only thing that’s been influenced by motherhood – that includes Allison’s way of eating.
She revealed that she had recently become a vegetarian after seeing a dead rabbit dragged in by her dog and felt compassion for the mother who gave birth to the creature.
“I’m like, this rabbit had a mother who carried it,” she said.
Sparkle and shine! The smitten 34-year-old poses in a dazzling jacket and flared trousers
Lifestyle changes: She revealed she recently became a vegetarian after seeing a dead rabbit dragged in by her dog and feeling sympathy for the mother who gave birth to the creature
Allison, the daughter of prominent newscaster Brian Williams, also acknowledged how her privileged background played a part in landing the role of Marnie in HBO’s Girls.
Allison admitted that she and her co-stars weren’t “random, like from towns no one else has ever broken through.”
“For someone with no connections to our company to come to where I could start, skills aside – that’s what people mean. And that’s legit,” she said.
‘That’s legit’: Allison, the daughter of prominent news anchor Brian Williams, also acknowledged how her privileged background played a role in landing the role of Marnie on HBO’s Girls
Stunning: Allison’s piercing blue eyes sparkled in close-ups of her
Allison got the part within a week of moving to Los Angeles.
She landed on Girls producer Judd Apatow’s radar after he spotted her in a viral video of her singing Nat King Cole’s Nature Boy to Mad Men’s theme music.
Allison continued to turn heads in her stunning cover shoot for Town & Country.
She struck a series of poses in several stunning gold looks, including a glamorous metallic dress that showed off her toned arms.
She wore that dress on one of the magazine’s two February covers.
In another sleeve, she rocked a sequin-embellished turtleneck and a majestic necklace.
Allison’s new movie M3GAN hits theaters on January 6, 2023.
Happy camper: The brand new mother was beaming with joy
Chilling: Williams’ new horror movie M3GAN is out on January 6
Walk this way: Williams left TODAY along with an M3GAN actress on Thursday