Michelle Williams would sign up for The Greatest Showman sequel ‘in a heartbeat’

Michelle Williams was among the cast of the award-winning film the Greatest Showman, alongside the likes of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron – and she’s open to returning for a potential sequel

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Michelle Williams has revealed that she would be up for doing a sequel to The Greatest Showman, with her saying that she would do a second instalment "in a heartbeat".


The award-winning musical film is based on the story of entertainer P. T. Barnum – played by Hugh Jackman, 53, – with Williams, 41, playing his wife Charity Hallett-Barnum.

The role saw her perform songs such as Tightrope and A Million Dreams, with the soundtrack earning the cast a Grammy Award following the film's release in 2017.

And although there's no official word on a sequel, Williams has declared that she would be up for reprising her role, saying: "I would make another one of those in a heartbeat."

Michelle Williams (right) starred alongside Hugh Jackman (left) is the Greatest Showman

The actor – who recently announced that she is expecting her third child – spoke about the Oscar-nominated film in an interview with Variety, which was published this week.

There had previously been rumours that a sequel was in development, though it's future remains unknown. Williams has commented: "I wish they'd make a sequel."

Further commenting on the project, she said that the film "brought so much joy to so many people," with this element of the experience having meant quite a lot to her.

She played Charity Hallett-Barnum in the musical film

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She said that to make viewers "happy" is a "worthwhile thing" to spend her time doing, with her adding that she "really loves" the Greatest Showman, just like some of her family.

Williams said that her eldest child Matilda Ledger, now 16, – her daughter with her late partner Heath Ledger – "sang those songs" around the time of the film's release.

She further stated that her own mother is "still listening to that soundtrack," which features the award-winning song This Is Me, as well as other tracks like the Other Side.

She's currently expecting another child with husband Thomas Kail (Credit: FilmMagic)

Williams announced earlier this week that she's expecting her third child, which will be her second with her husband, theatre director Thomas Kail, 44, – whom she married in 2020.

The couple – who worked together on the biographical miniseries Fosse/Verdon, released in 2019 – are already parents to their one-year-old son Hart Kail, who was born in 2020.

She confirmed the news to Variety, telling the outlet: "It's totally joyous. […] It's exciting to discover that something you want again and again, is available one more time."

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