Ana de Armas asked a question from Marilyn Monroe’s grave

Ana de Armas visited Marilyn Monroe’s grave prior to the filming of Blonde, to seek the blessing of the late icon.

by Joshua Jones | published

Reviews for Ana de Armas’s new Marilyn Monroe biopic White Suggest that the director is committed to provide authentic and honest portrayal of the famous actress/singer. A trailer for the upcoming NC-17 biopic came to audiences over the summer, featuring the film’s noir style and Marilyn’s portrayal of Armas. during an interview with another Magazine, Armas revealed that he visited Norman Jean Baker’s (the man behind Marilyn Monroe) grave and sought the late actress’s blessing.

“We got this big card and everyone in the crew wrote him a message. Then we went to the cemetery and placed it on his grave. We were kind of asking for permission. Everyone felt a great responsibility, and we were very aware of that side of the story we were going to tell—the story of Norma Jean, the person behind this character, Marilyn Monroe. Who was she really?”

Even still photos from the project evoke a sense of dread and glamour, something that pervaded Norma Jean’s life. The images captured the beauty and horror of the film, illustrated by Ana de Armas’ performance. During the Venice Film Festival press junket, Armas said that he felt Norma Jean was “very close” to him and the project’s creators during production.

Of course, cinematographers are debating the film’s NC-17 rating online. Ana de Armas admitted that she was confused by the film’s ratings at first, stating that she did not understand why the film received it, while other films that are more explicit with sexual content may have received lower ratings. Is. The actress explained the importance of giving an honest portrayal of Norma Jean’s life.

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Ana de Armas Inn White (2022)

But while the intentions of the filmmakers and Ana de Armas may be genuine, that doesn’t mean the project itself is devoid of controversy. Some have criticized Armas’s accent in the trailer, claiming that it takes him out of what is happening on screen. The Marilyn Estate released a statement regarding the actress’ portrayal and defended her accent, saying “she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity, and vulnerability.”

Nevertheless, many fans have attacked Ana de Armas’ performance online. The Cuban-born actress is known for letting her accent shine through in her performances. However, it seems that he has changed his voice for the biopic.

The Marilyn Monroe biopic is perhaps the most challenging role of Ana de Armas in her career so far. The actress previously starred in director Denis Villeneuve’s blade runner 2049 In the form of a hologram named Joy. He also received a lot of attention for his appearance in the latest James Bond film, no time to die,

White A fictional story on the life and career of the famous actress/singer Marilyn Monroe. Along with Ana de Armas, the film also stars Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Javier Samuels. The majority of the film is presented in black and white and the aspect ratio has been tweaked.

Joyce Carol Oates, who wrote the novel from which the film takes inspiration, recently praised the Ana de Armas-led biopic. He called the biopic’s director, Andrew Dominic, a “brilliant director” and said that he was “successful in showing the Norma Jean Baker experience from his point of view, rather than looking at it from the outside, men looking at a woman.” While Oates’ comments may not calm those who are having trouble with Armas’ pronunciation, they may give Norma Jean fans a reason to check out her portrayal of Andrew Dominic.

So far film critics have praised Ana de Armas’ performance and the film’s visual style. Although many people have also criticized the screenplay.

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