Andrew DominicBlondeDebuts to a 14-minute standing ovation during the world premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival. Ana de Armaswho plays Marilyn Monroe, was crying at the show, her face glowing as tears rolled down.
Before the world premiere Brad Pittwho is among the film’s producers, de Armas, director Andrew Domenech, Adrien Brody and Julian Nicholson caused a stir on the red carpet, especially for Pete who She worked to the crowds wearing a black Covid mask when he was in close contact with fans to sign autographs and take selfies. Pete made a surprise appearance in Venice because he was not present at the film’s press conference earlier in the day. Didi Gardner, who is also among the “blond” producers, was also present.
The biographical drama, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, is considered one of the most anticipated titles of the festival due to de Armas’ selection as a Hollywood icon.
Co-star Brody also shed a few tears. Pete was clearly happy.
“Blonde” reimagines Monroe’s life, from her tumultuous childhood as Norma Jeane through her rise to stardom. The supporting cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Brody, Nicholson, Xavier Samuel, and Evan Williams. The film debuted in competition at the Venice Film Festival.
Ahead of the world premiere of “Blonde”, it received some negative reactions from moviegoers on social media due to the casting of de Armas. Viewers criticized de Armas’ accent in the film following the release of an official trailer at the end of July. The majority of complaints about de Armas’ selection indicated that she maintained her Cuban accent and Monroe’s vocals were not breathtaking. Marilyn Monroe’s estate defended the choice of de Armas despite her not being involved in the making of the film.
“Marilyn Monroe is a unique icon in Hollywood and pop culture that transcends generations and history,” said Mark Rosen, head of entertainment for Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which owns the Marilyn Monroe estate. “Any actor who takes on this role knows they have a great boot to play. Based on the trailer alone, it looks like Anna was a great choice of cast as she embodies Marilyn’s charm, humanity, and vulnerability. We can’t wait to see the whole movie!”
De Armas said previously London times She spent nearly an entire year working on Monroe’s accent for “Blonde” before filming began. The actor said, “It took me nine months of dialect training, practicing some ADR sessions [to get the accent right]. It was a great torture, very exhausting. My brain was fried.”
Netflix will open “Blonde” globally on September 28.
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