Ana De Armas Opens Up About The Challenges Of Playing Marilyn Monroe In NC-17 Netflix Movie Blonde
Ana de Armas’ new profile (Knives Out, Blade Runner 2049) about her role in Netflix’s recently released NC-17 film The Blonde Marilyn Monroe’s journey, type Wrote about the tough challenges the actor faced to convince the streaming service she could play the iconic and troubled model-actress. The film has started showing in the United States and hits Netflix on September 28.
de Armas spoke to Variety about her hard time working on the film, whose production began in August 2019 and stretched until July 2021 due to the pandemic. But until then, she remembers the stress and preparation of an in-person screen test with Netflix. Monroe begged her husband, Joe DiMaggio, to let her move to New York so she could start over and get away from the scenes of Hollywood life — asking De Armas to evoke all of Monroe’s passion and desperation once and for all.
“It’s getting worse — it keeps reminding me that I’m not good enough,” De Armas said. “No matter what I say or say, it’s still not good enough. And I’m not going to be accepted for it.”
However, regardless of what she thought of her performance, the blonde clearly got the green light.The film, De Armas recently told empire“should be controversial and uncomfortable”.
de Armas also detailed to Variety the obstacles to starting her career as a Cuban and Spanish actor, and in addition to capturing the essence of Monroe, she also had to work extensively with accent coaches. “There were times when I thought the movie might never come out,” De Armas said. “A person’s voice has a lot of qualities. It’s not just accents or pitch or breath. You can imitate a person very well, without a soul. Although I want it to be as close to her voice as possible, if that voice doesn’t have a feeling, That means nothing to me.”
In addition to Blonde, de Armas will star in John Wick’s spin-off Ballerina. She also recently discussed the future of the James Bond franchise, saying Bond shouldn’t be played by women.
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