The Cuban actress portrays Monroe in Netflix’s first-ever NC-17 film.
Ana de Armas is taken into account one of many hottest younger actresses in Hollywood for good cause. With current breakout roles in Knives Out, No Time To Die and Deep Water, the Cuban-born magnificence is about to take her profession to the subsequent degree with Blonde, the NC-17 Netflix biopic by which she portrays legendary actress and pin-up Marilyn Monroe.
Based on a Joyce Carol Oates novel of the identical identify, Netflix’s first-ever NC-17 launch is directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Mindhunter) and scored by cult rocker Nick Cave.
While de Armas has largely remained mum on the buzzed-about position, EW just lately printed an article based mostly on a 2019 interview by which she talked about making Blonde.
“It was the most intense work I’ve ever done as an actress,” she informed EW. “It took me a year to prepare for that — research and accent and everything you can imagine. Reading material, and talking to Andrew Dominik for months, and getting ready to start. It was three months of shooting nonstop — like, a crazy schedule.”
But she added, “It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever done. Can’t wait for it to come out. It’s a very special film, and Andrew’s a genius. He’s one of the best filmmakers I’ve ever worked with.”
Around the time de Armas shot Blonde, she was additionally capturing her position as 007’s sidekick spy in Daniel Craig’s last James Bond movie, No Time To Die.
“I was preparing for Blonde, and then the film got pushed, and I got called for No Time to Die,” she mentioned. “I went to London, and I only had like 10 days to do two weeks of training, which is not much for everything I had to do, which made me very nervous.”
She continued, “And then, on high of that, Daniel [Craig, who plays Bond] acquired injured and I needed to postpone my shoot and return to do Marilyn Monroe, which is totally completely different from the whole lot else — emotionally, mentally, and bodily — after which three months later return to London and return to being a Bond woman.
“All that training I did was kind of gone and forgotten! But it all worked out, and I was working with the best team possible, and they made it happen, so I’m happy with it.”
Author Joyce Carol Oates, who wrote the 2000 guide Blonde that the film relies on, beforehand mentioned she noticed an early reduce of the mission and was impressed.
“It is startling, brilliant, very disturbing & [perhaps most surprisingly] an utterly ‘feminist’ interpretation,” she tweeted in August 2020. “Not sure that any male director has ever achieved anything [like] this.”
In addition to Armas, Blonde stars Adrien Brody as Monroe’s third husband, the playwright Arthur Miller, and Bobby Cannavale as famed baseball participant and Monroe’s second husband Joe DiMaggio.
In different Monroe-related information, Andy Warhol’s portrait of the actress just lately offered for a document $195 million.