Destiny's 'Third' Child Hits London's West End

Michelle Williams plays Roxie in Chicago
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2009 3:49 PM CDT
Destiny's 'Third' Child Hits London's West End
Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child attends the Max Azria Fall 2007 fashion show Feb. 5, 2007, in New York.    (Getty Images)

Often labeled “the third one” in Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams is swinging the spotlight her way, the Independent reports, playing Roxy in a production of Chicago in London’s West End. “People just think I’m the quiet one. Or not talented,” Williams says of comparisons to ex-bandmates Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland. “Well, I wouldn’t be in the West End if I wasn’t talented, dummy!”

While Beyoncé tops the charts and Rowland rocks London’s clubs, Williams, 29, has released three albums, started a YouTube video-diary series, and acted onstage. While she’s lost the celeb clout that came with Destiny’s Child, she’s not too concerned about it. “If I took it so seriously, I’d be in a hospital somewhere” recovering from the group’s split, she says. (Read more Michelle Williams stories.)

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