In the new profile of Ana de Armas (Knives Out, Blade Runner 2049) about her journey to portray Marilyn Monroe in the recently released Netflix series Blonde NC-17, Diversity wrote about the tough challenges the actor faced to convince the streaming service that she could play the iconic and troubling model and actress. The film has already started hitting theaters next door and arrives on Netflix on September 28.
de Armas told Variety about the grueling time she’s spent on the film, which began production in August 2019 and runs until July 2021 due to the pandemic. But before that, she recalls the pressure and preparation of entering the live screen test with Netflix. The scene in which Monroe begs her husband Joe DiMaggio to let her move to New York so she can start over and live away from Hollywood – calls upon de Armas to summon all of Monroe’s passions and despairs at once.
“It just got worse and worse and worse – it was a constant reminder that I wasn’t good enough,” de Armas said. “It doesn’t matter what I say or how I say it, it’s still not good enough. And I won’t be accepted for this.”
However, regardless of how she feels about her performance, Blonde has clearly been given the green light. The film, de Armas recently told Empireis “supposedly to generate controversy and discomfort.”
de Armas also gave a lengthy talk to Variety about the hurdles of starting her career as a Cuban and Spanish actress, and in addition to capturing the essence of Monroe, she also had to work a lot. with a voice coach. “There were moments when I thought maybe this movie would never come out,” de Armas said. “Someone’s voice has many qualities. It’s not just accent, pitch or breath. You can imitate someone very well and without soul. I’d say as close to her voice as possible, if the voice doesn’t “I don’t have feelings, it doesn’t make any sense to me.”
In addition to Blonde, de Armas will play the role lead role in the John Wick spinoff, Ballerina. Recently, she also discussed the future of the James Bond series, saying that Bond shouldn’t be played by women.
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