After the release of the new Blonde trailer, Andrew Dominik’s new film on Marilyn Monroecriticisms rained on Ana de Armas because of his accent. According to some, the actress kept her Cuban accent, spoiling the interpretation of an icon like Marilyn Monroe.
The film, we recall, was not authorized by Monroe’s heirs, but the group wanted to spread a message in support of the actress:
Marilyn Monroe is a unique icon of Hollywood and popular culture that transcends generations and history. Anyone who is called to take on her role knows that this is not a small task. Based on the trailer it looks like Ana was a fantastic choice as she captured Marilyn’s charm, humanity and vulnerability. We can’t wait to see the film in its entirety!
De Armas told The Times of London that he spent nearly a year working on the Monroe accent before filming began. She also told Vanity Fair that the director’s decision to choose a Cuban actress to play Marilyn Monroe was “revolutionary”.
The film will be available in streaming on Netflix next September 23, but first it will be presented in competition at Venice Film Festivalthe 79th edition to be held from 31 August to 10 September at the Lido of Venice.
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