Brad Pitt defends Ana de Armas as Marilyn in ‘Blonde’

  • “She’s phenomenal in the role,” the actor said on a CBS show

Brad Pitt only has praise for acting Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s upcoming drama, ‘Blond’. “She is phenomenal on paper & rdquor;, Pitt told “Entertainment Tonight” (CBS show) about Armas’ role as a blonde temptation. “It’s a difficult dress to fill. It took 10 years of preparation. It was only by finding Ana that we were able to cross the finish line, “assured the actor, who produces the film via his production company Plan B, according to ‘Variety’.

Ana de Armas’ casting as Marilyn Monroe was criticized since Netflix premiered the official trailer for “Blonde” in late July. And it is that the actress is of Cuban origin, which has outraged some viewers because her accent in the trailer doesn’t match Monroe’s signature tone.

Despite outcry over the casting, Marc Rosen, president of Authentic Brands Group, Monroe Estate Owners Organization, expressed his full support for Ana de Armas Through an exclusive statement to “Variety”: “Marilyn Monroe is a unique Hollywood and pop culture icon who transcends generations and history. Any actor who steps into this role knows they have big shoes to fill. Based on the trailer alone, it looks like Ana de Armas was an excellent casting choice because she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity and vulnerability. We can’t wait to see the movie in its entirety!”

‘Blonde’ is based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates and stars Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams.

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“We worked on this film for hours, every day for almost a year & rdquor;, Ann revealed Arms to Netflix, adding, “Earlier this year I read Joyce’s novel, I have studied hundreds of photographs, videos, audio recordings, films, all I could get. Each scene is inspired by a photograph existing. We carefully examined every detail of the photo and discussed what was going on in it. The first question was always: “How did Norma Jeane feel here?” We wanted to tell the human side of his story. Fame is what made Marilyn the most visible person in the world, but it also made Norma the most invisible.”

“Blonde” is set to make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival before streaming on Netflix from September 28.

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