Many fans have been criticizing Ana de Armas for being cast as Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix film Blonde, however, she also has many supporters, among them, we can count Brad Pitt who was not short in praising the Cuban actress for his performance.
Directed by Andrew Dominik, and based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel with the same name, Blonde will follow Marilyn Monroe's life, or at least the fictionalized facts. Brad Pitt is not cast in this movie but serves as producer of the film.
While promoting his film Bullet Train', Brad Pitt took the chance to praise Ana De Armas for portraying Marilyn Monroe. "It was 10 years in the making. It wasn't until we found Ana that we could get it across the finish line," said Pitt. "She is phenomenal in it. That's a tough dress to fill."
Alongside Ana de Armas, de cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel, and Evan Williams. In recent years, Brad Pitt has served as producer of many acclaimed films such as 'Minari', 'Ad Astra' and 'The King' just to name a few.
Before Pitt, Marc Rosen, owner of the Marilyn Monroe estate praised Ana de Armas for the portrayal. "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 entirety!”
Blonde will be released on September 23 and a trailer has already been released by Netflix. In It, we can watch Ana de Armas is the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. While we hear in the background a rendition of ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ the audience witness how the protagonist tries to deal with photographers and the scrutiny. At some point, she admits she is tired of being Marilyn Monroe.
Ana de Armas recently spoke in an interview with Elle where she admitted that it was truly a challenge but still, she is very proud of her work. Plus, the actress detailed how she is working hard to show the world that Latino stars can achieve any goal.
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"I do want to play Latina. But I don't want to put a basket of fruit on my head every single time. So that's my hope, that I can show that we can do anything if we're given the time to prepare, and if we're given just the chance, just the chance," she said. "You can do any film — Blonde — you can do anything. The problem is that sometimes you don't even get to the room with the director to sit down and prove yourself."