Ana de Armas, in Marilyn Monroe, defended after criticism for her Cuban accent

Ana de Armas, in Marilyn Monroe, defended after criticism for her Cuban accent

netflix Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”, a Netflix film directed by Andrew Dominik.

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Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”, a Netflix film directed by Andrew Dominik.

CINEMA – The Marilyn Monroe biopic has not yet been released and is already being talked about. The beneficiaries of the hollywood icon took up the defense ofAna de Armaswho plays him in the film netflix. The actress is indeed the target of criticism for her Cuban accent, slightly seen in the trailer for Blonde hairaired on July 28.

Marilyn Monroe is a singular icon of Hollywood and pop culture, who has crossed generations and history. begins by asserting Marc Rosen, spokesperson for Authentic Brands Group, the company that acquired the intellectual property rights of Marilyn Monroe in 2011.

Any actress who takes on this role knows that she is attacking a big name. According to the first trailer, it looks like Ana is a very good casting choice, she captures the glamor of Marilyn, but also her humanity and her vulnerability. We can’t wait to see the full movie! “, he continues.

Almost a year of vocal training

Ana de Armas spent almost a year working on her accent for this role. ” It took me nine months of dialect lessons, and training (…). It was torture, my brain was flat “, she explained to the Times in January 2021.

This work, however, did not prevent the many reviews to arise. The majority of indignant viewers reproach him for having maintained part of his accent, which therefore does not correspond to the way of speaking of Marilyn Monroe.

For Ana de Armas, the choice of a Cuban actress to play an American icon is ” revolutionary “. “A Cuban who plays Marilyn Monroe… I wanted this role so badly”, she says during an interview for Vanity Fair.

Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in
netflix Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”, a Netflix film directed by Andrew Dominik.

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Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”, a Netflix film directed by Andrew Dominik.

Adapted from the best-selling book by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde hair is a rereading of the trajectory of Marilyn Monroe. The film blurs the line between reality and fiction, to explore the growing gap between her public persona and the person she was in private.

The film directed by Andrew Dominik is selected at the Venice Film Festivaland will premiere at Deauville American Film Festival in September 2022, a few days before its release on September 28. The actress will receive the New Hollywood award, and will be present with the director.

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