Ana de Armas First Seen as Marilyn Monroe in Netflix’s ‘Blonde’ Teaser


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Netflix gave fans a glimpse of Ana de Armas’ Marilyn Monroe with the “Blonde” trailer.

The trailer dropped Thursday and features de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. The trailer shows the actress in various scenes.

“Blonde” was written and directed by Andrew Dominik. The film is based on the book written by Joyce Carol Oates in 2000. Other cast members include Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel, and Evan Williams.

The film received an NC-17 rating, which means that no one under the age of 17 will be allowed to watch the film. It is the first Netflix film to receive the rating.

Director Andrew Dominik said he was surprised when his film ‘Blonde’, which stars Ana de Armas (left) as Marilyn Monroe, received an NC-17 rating.
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ANA DE ARMAS NC-17 MARILYN MONROE ‘BLONDE’ MOVIE WILL LIKELY ‘OFFEND EVERYONE’: DIRECTOR

NC-17 is the highest rating the Motion Picture Association will give films. Rated R allows minors 17 and under to watch a movie with a parent or guardian.

Dominik’s “ambitions were very clear from the start: to present a version of Marilyn Monroe’s life through his lens,” according to de Armas.

“He wanted the world to experience what it was like to be not only Marilyn, but also Norma Jeane,” de Armas told Netflix Queue for a first “Blonde” interview. “I found it to be the most daring, unapologetic and feminist version of her story that I had ever seen.”

Ana de Armas revealed that she prepared for the role of Monroe by studying the book written by Joyce Carol Oates as well as photos and videos of the actress.

Ana de Armas revealed that she prepared for the role of Monroe by studying the book written by Joyce Carol Oates as well as photos and videos of the actress.
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To prepare for the role of Monroe, de Armas studied the book written by Oates as well as photographs, video and audio recordings of Monroe.

“We worked on this film for hours, every day for almost a year,” de Armas said. “I read Joyce’s novel, studied hundreds of photographs, videos, audio recordings, films – anything I could get my hands on. Each scene is inspired by an existing photograph. We were looking at each detail of the photo and discussions of what was going on in it.”

Fans can watch de Armas as Monroe on September 23.

Fans can watch de Armas as Monroe on September 23.

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“The first question was always: ‘How did Norma Jeane feel here?’ We wanted to tell the human side of her story. Fame is what made Marilyn the most visible person in the world, but it also made Norma the most invisible.”

“Blonde” will be released on September 23.


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