Ana de Armas studied the life of the Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe while preparing for her role in Blonde. After the premiere, Ana de Armas spoke to different reporters when she mentioned feeling Marilyn Monroe‘s presence in the new movie Blonde set.
Marilyn Monroe and Blonde
Blonde is a psychological drama film that is an adaptation of the book Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. It is a fictional take on the life of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
The movie was directed by Andrew Dominik and starred famous actors like Ana de Armas, Brad Pitt, Scott Andrew, Dede Gardner, and others. While talking to reporters, Director Andrew Dominik also mentioned feeling the presence of Marilyn Monroe.
While Ana de Armas said how she was so into Marilyn’s character that she could think about it. Ana de Armas said how all she could dream and talk and think about was
Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose at the Age of 36 in 1962. The shooting was done in the same apartment where Monroe lived with her mentally ill mother. Even Merilyn‘s death scene was shot in the same room where Marilyn died.
Other than Ana de Armas, who else felt the presence of Marilyn Monroe?
Other than Ana de Armas, director Andrew Dominik felt the presence too. Ana de Armas also claimed that everyone else on set felt Monroe’s presence was haunting them. Many initial scenes were shot at the same places, making the overall experience eerier for the crew.
How did Ana de Armas prepare for the iconic role?
Initially, Ana de Armas knew very little about the life of Marilyn Monroe. But after she was approached for the role, she studied the life of Marilyn Monroe religiously.
To get to the bottom of the character, Ana de Armas, who has a prominent Cuban accent, even took the help of a vocal coach.
Dominik said he always knew Ana de Armas was the right one for the role.
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