Pop icon Britney Spears has enlisted the help of acclaimed actress Michelle Williams for the audiobook version of her forthcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me“. While Spears herself will be recording the introduction, the bulk of the narration will be handled by Williams.
In a statement released exclusively to PEOPLE, Spears shared that the creation of her memoir has been a deeply emotional journey. “This book has been a labor of love, filled with all the emotions that come with it,” she expressed. “Revisiting everything has been a rollercoaster of excitement, heartache, and raw emotion. For these reasons, I will only be reading a small part of my audiobook.”
She went on to express her gratitude towards Williams, who will be narrating the majority of the book. “I am so grateful to the amazing Michelle Williams for reading the rest of it.” Williams also briefly appeared in the statement, expressing her support for Spears with a simple, “I stand with Britney.”
“The Woman in Me” is set to be released on October 24th, with both the book and the audiobook becoming available on the same date.
Why Williams was Spears’ Choice for Narrator
A source close to the situation revealed to Page Six that Spears had considered several celebrities for the narration of her audiobook. However, she ultimately chose Williams due to her impressive acting prowess and intriguing personal history. “She brings a tremendous amount of class and elegance, and even a broader audience,” the source commented.
Williams, who began her acting career as a teenager and became legally emancipated at the age of 15 to work adult hours, was reportedly drawn to the project by the combination of her own past and Spears’ compelling story. “Michelle was attracted to the powerful and compelling narrative of Britney’s book, which resonated with her own experiences,” the source added.