Ana de Armas talked about the sacrifices she made to play Marilyn Monroe
Anne of Arms will play Marilyn Monroe in the next movie Netflix, Blondewhich has been praised in the Venice Film Festival and on September 28 it will finally have its world premiere through the platform. However, de Armas spoke in an exclusive interview for Varietythat preparing for the role was a major challenge for her career.
Of weapons was born and raised in Cuba before becoming one of the new favorite actresses of Hollywood thanks to his role in blade runner 2049 Y Knives Out. However, the opportunity to play Marilyn Monroe was one of the proposals that he could not miss, but the fact that English was not his first language almost makes him not keep the paper.
Wasn’t it good enough?
The actress said she had to train her accent with the help of a language professional to convince the film’s producers to give her the role in the first place. De Armas had to audition with a scene where Monroe she begs her husband Joe DiMaggio to let her move to New York so she can start from scratch, away from Hollywood. “There was a lot at stake. I just knew that everything we did that day was going to be the ultimate test of whether or not the movie was greenlit.”added the actress.
Her coach was under a table to whisper to the actress how to say the words with the correct pronunciations. However, the pressure began to overwhelm de Armas for not being able to pay attention.
“It was just getting worse and worse, it was a constant reminder that I wasn’t good enough. No matter what you say or how you say it, it’s still not good enough. And I’m not going to be accepted for this.”
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Although the actress considers that she could never improve her accent, it seems that the creatives of Blonde they managed to see that Anne of Arms She was the perfect actress to play Monroe because she knew how to take advantage of her nerves to turn them into natural emotions.
“Using my emotions, how I felt playing the part, was how I approached the entire film, embracing my fears and my vulnerability, my sense of discomfort and my insecurities. My coach wasn’t under the table the whole time.”
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Worried about her scenes
Blonde He received an NC-17 rating, despite Anne of Arms considers that the film does not contain explicitly sexual scenes, however, the actress said that she is concerned about how the world could sexualize her.
De Armas considers that the scenes could circulate around the world, outside the context of the film and without taking into account his talent. “I know what is going to go viral”, explained, “It’s disgusting. It’s annoying just thinking about it. I can not control it; you can’t really control what they do and how they take things out of context”.
Although the actress expressed that the film has conflicting points and difficult topics to deal with, she will simply let the negative comments slide and focus on the good of the character. “I did things in this movie that I would never have done for anyone else, ever. I did it for her and I did it for Andrew Dominic“
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