Michelle Williams spoke with the Los Angeles Times about her role in Beyoncé's historic Coachella headlining performance, where she reunited Destiny's Child for a three-song run. Williams, like the rest of us, was blown away by the vision of the performance, which played on traditions from HBCU homecomings and greek societies, though at first a little confused.
"Initially I was like, 'Bey, just go out there and have fun. People are gonna be so excited to see you,'" Williams explained. "And then I walked into rehearsal for the first time and saw this big old pyramid and that it was gonna be filled to the brim with humans. I said, 'What in the bejesus is this? I told you just to go have fun!'"
Still, the intense rehearsal process proved more than worthy, and Williams notes that every element showed why Beyoncé "definitely had a hand in shifting the culture."
"When Beyoncé does something, it's because she knows that if she can do it, everybody else on the stage can do it," Williams says. "Somebody might have to rehearse a little longer than others or go over the music parts a little longer. But she shows that you put the work in, and I know that however many people were onstage — 150, 200 — I know they're all gonna go home and their lives are gonna be changed because they saw her work ethic. They saw that she's not some glamorous girl on private jets with assistants flocking her side, who just walks in and magically dances so great onstage. She is involved."
Read the full interview here.