Ana de Armas visited Marilyn Monroe’s grave to ask “permission” before playing her in Blonde

MADRID, 21 Sep. (CultureLeisure) –

Anne of Arms, the actress who plays Marilyn Monroe in Blondehas remembered the day he visited the grave of the legendary interpreter to ask for “permission” before playing her in the film directed and written by Andrew Dominik. A biopic that, after debuting at the Venice Film Festival, It’s coming to Netflix this Friday, September 23.

It has been in a recent article published by AnOther magazine where the interpreter, of Cuban-Spanish origin, confesses that came to feel a true connection to the legendary movie legend before stepping under his skin in the tape that adapts the homonymous novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

“We got this great card, and all team members wrote him a message. Later we went to the cemetery and put him in his grave. We were asking permission in some way. Everyone felt a great responsibility and we were very aware of the facet of his story that we were going to tell“, de Armas recalled, thus referring to Norma Jean, the person behind Marilyn Monroe.

And it is that, for Ana de Armas, embodying this film legend went far beyond a simple mimesis: “I would go to sleep and dream that I had long conversations with her or little things, like one time we were choosing the color of the vase that we would put the flowers in.”I don’t want it to sound like I’m saying ‘Marilyn and I were hooked up’not at all”, pointed out the protagonist of No time to die, the last installment of Daniel Craig as James Bond.

In fact, de Armas also recalls that “I thought about her so much, that some days I would go home for dinner and while I was doing the dishes I would start sobbing and crying and crying, because I had this terrible feeling: I knew I couldn’t fix it.“explained the actress who stars in the film chronicling the rise of Monroefrom her origins as Norma Jeane Baker to her consecration as a Hollywood starhaving worked with great directors like Billy Wilder in Some Like It Hot or Laurence Olivier in The Prince and the Showgirl.

Of course this is not the first time that, de Armas, when talking about Blonde, speaks about his connection with Marilyn Monroe. Already at the beginning of this month, during the press conference of the Venice Film Festival, he even admitted that “all i thought about, was all i dreamed about, was all i could talk about. she was with me, and it was beautiful. I think she was happy.”

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