The `Shutter Island` actress has aspirations outside of being a movie star and likes to think about all the other jobs she could potentially hold if she were to leave the profession.
She told American Hobo magazine: "I often dream of quittingacting.
Walking away and becoming a laundress or a sous chef or maybe writing other people`s love letters for a living."
The 31-year-old star - who has recently completed filming `My Week With Marilyn`, in which she portrays screen icon Marilyn Monroe - has previously said she initially wanted to be a boxer when she was younger.
She said: "First I wanted to be a boxer. I don`t know why but I wanted to fight Mike Tyson. That was the dream."
However, Michelle instead left school at 15 and moved away from her parents to California where she landed a role in teen drama `Dawson`s Creek` before landing roles in films including `Brokeback Mountain` and `Blue Valentine`.