The estate of Marilyn Monroe supports Ana De Armas in Blonde – Actus Ciné |


Marilyn Monroe’s estate supports Ana De Armas in ‘Blonde’.

The company that owns the image and likeness of the old Hollywood icon – who died in 1962, aged 36, of a drug overdose after starring in hits such as ‘Some Like it Hot’ , ‘Bus Stop’ and ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ – the ‘Knives Out’ star has defended after facing backlash for his accent in the trailer for the Netflix movie, which was released last week.

Marc Rosen, president of Authentic Brands Group, told Variety, “Marilyn Monroe is a singular Hollywood and pop culture icon who transcends generations and history. Any actor who steps into this role knows they has big shoes to fill. Based on the trailer alone, it looks like Ana was a great casting choice as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity, and vulnerability. We can’t wait to see the film in its full completeness!

Previously, Ana shared that she worked on her accent for over a year for the adaptation of the novelization of Marilyn by Joyce Carol Oates – real name Norma Jean Baker – and her life.

She also called director Andrew Dominik “revolutionary” for casting a Cuban actress as Marilyn in the film, which also stars Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams and will be released this month. next on the streaming service after debuting at the Venice Film Festival.

Ana said: “I only had to audition for Marilyn once and Andrew said ‘That’s you’, but I had to audition for everyone. The producers. The money people. I always have people to convince. But I knew I could do it. Playing Marilyn was revolutionary. A Cuban playing Marilyn Monroe. I wanted it so badly. You see this famous picture of her and she’s smiling right now, but that’s just part of what she was really going through at the time.


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