In a new profile of Ana de Armas (Knives Out, Blade Runner 2049) about her journey to play Marilyn Monroe in the recently released Netflix movie NC-17 Blonde, diverse She writes about the daunting challenges the actress has faced in convincing the streaming service that she can play the role of the famous and troubled model actor. The film has begun appearing in cinemas in the United States, and will hit Netflix on September 28.
De Armas tells Variety about the difficult time she has been working on the film, which began production in August 2019 and ran until July 2021 due to the pandemic. But before that, you remember the compression and setup that was done in the Personal Screen Test with Netflix. The scene, in which Monroe pleads with her husband, Joe DiMaggio, to let her move to New York so she can start over and live away from Hollywood – called de Armas to recall all of Monroe’s feelings and despair at once.
“It was getting 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 still isn’t enough. And I won’t be accepted for this.”
However, despite how she felt about her performance, it’s clear that the blonde got the go-ahead. The movie, as de Armas said recently empire“It’s supposed to stir up controversy and discomfort.”
De Armas also spoke at length to Variety about the obstacles to launching her career as a Cuban and Spanish actress, and in addition to capturing the essence of Monroe, she had to work extensively with an accent coach. “There were moments when I thought maybe this movie would never be shown,” de Armas said. “A person’s voice has many qualities. It is not just tone or tone or breathing. You can imitate someone very well and you have no soul. As much as I would have liked to make it as close as possible to their voice, if it weren’t for that sound I have no feeling, It means nothing to me.”
In addition to Blonde, de Armas will play the main role in Ballerina John Wick. She also recently discussed the future of the James Bond series, saying that Bond should not be played by a woman.
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