Michelle Williams "gave up" driving because of her intense road rage.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

The 38-year-old actress has revealed that one instance on the road which saw her lose her temper at another driver has put her off the idea of getting behind the wheel, and so she now only ever travels by train.

She said: "I stopped driving. I gave it up because I had road rage. I'm not going to go into who or what happened, but something came out of my mouth that I didn't know that I knew. So I stopped. Now I'm only on the train."

The 'Venom' actress was with her 12-year-old daughter Matilda - whom she has with late actor Heath Ledger - at the time of the rage incident, and says her reaction had something to do with her decision to stay off the road.

She added during an appearance on 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' on Thursday (04.10.18): "And my daughter was there and she was like, 'Oh! You just said...' So I'm hands off the wheel now. Me and the MetroCard everywhere."

If Michelle ever does want to take a drive somewhere in the future, she'll likely ask her new husband Phil Elverum - whom she married in a secret ceremony earlier this year - to get behind the wheel.

The 'Greatest Showman' star announced in July that she had married the musician - who has a three-year-old daughter from his first marriage - and said their relationship makes her "feel free".

She said: "Obviously I've never once in my life talked about a relationship. But Phil isn't anyone else. And that's worth something. Ultimately the way he loves me is the way I want to live my life on the whole. I work to be free inside of the moment. I parent to let Matilda feel free to be herself, and I am finally loved by someone who makes me feel free."