Ana de Armas is the protagonist of Blonde, the long-awaited film by Andrew Dominik which will land on Netflix on September 29. Based on Joyce’s bestseller Carol Oates, the film boldly reinvents the life of Marilyn Monroe, exploring the difference between her public image of her and her private one. After the premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, the film garnered a number of positive reviews where the actress’s performance was praised. Raw nude scenes will also be shown within the story and with the film debuting on the platform, viewers will have the opportunity to crop and extract some scenes from the film and share them online. De Armas expects her nude scenes of her to circulate online but she doesn’t regret telling the story of Marilyn Monroe.
In fact, in a recent interview with Variety, Ana de Armas he said: “I did things in this film that I would never do for anyone else, ever. I did it for her and I did it for Andrew. I know what’s going to go viral and it’s disgusting. It is shocking just to think about it. I can’t control it; you can’t really control what they do and how they get things out of context. I don’t think he has second thoughts; it just made me embittered to think about the future of those clips ».
From her unpredictable childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to fame and sentimental bonds, Blonde mixes reality and fiction to explore the ever-widening difference between the actress’s public and private image. Written and directed by Andrew Dominik, the film boasts an extraordinary cast. Next to Ana de Armas, we will find Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams.