Marilyn Monroe’s Royalty Defends Ana de Armas With ‘Blonde’ Accent

the official Marlin Monroe The property has come to defend Ana de Armaswho plays the Hollywood icon in Andrew Dominik and NetflixUpcoming DramaBlonde. The official trailer for the movie premiered online on July 28 and left Many viewers are angry on choosing de Armas because her tone didn’t quite match Monroe’s iconic tone. The film is not authorized by Monroe’s property, but the group stands with De Armas’s choice nonetheless.

“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 big 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.”

“The Blonde” is based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates. The drama reimagines Monroe’s life, from her tumultuous childhood as Norma Jeane through her rise to stardom. The supporting cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julian Nicholson, Xavier Samuel, and Evan Williams. The film will begin in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

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The majority of complaints about de Armas’ choice indicated that she maintained her Cuban accent, which is not how Monroe sounded. de Armas said Vanity Fair In 2020, Dominic’s decision to choose a Cuban actor as a “pioneering” American icon was.

“I only had to audition for Marilyn once and Andrew said ‘it’s you’, but I had to audition for everyone else,” de Armas told the magazine. “Producers. People with money. I always have people I need to impress. But I knew I could do it. Playing Marilyn was groundbreaking. Kobe playing Marilyn Monroe. I wanted it so badly. You see that famous picture of her smiling right now, but… That’s just part of what she was really going through at the time.”

Netflix will open “Blonde” globally on September 28.

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