Ana de Armas Channels Marilyn Monroe in First Teaser Trailer for ‘Daring, Unapologetic’ Movie Blonde

Ana de Armas Channels Marilyn Monroe in First Teaser Trailer for ‘Daring, Unapologetic’ Movie Blonde

Ana de Armas is Marilyn Monroe — and Norma Jeane.

The 34-year-old actress performs the late Hollywood legend (who was born Norma Jeane Baker) within the upcoming Netflix movie Blonde, primarily based on the 2000 novel by Joyce Carol Oates. The fictionalized movie, which earned an NC-17 ranking, “boldly reimagines the lifetime of Marilyn Monroe, exploring the break up between her private and non-private selves,” in accordance with an official synopsis.

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“Please come. Do not abandon me,” a crying de Armas says in entrance of a mirror in her dressing room initially of the teaser trailer, which debuted Thursday.

The remainder of the teaser reveals flashes of de Armas’ Monroe onstage and in entrance of cameras, recreating the breezy white gown second over a New York Metropolis subway grate.

Blonde’s forged additionally options Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams.

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Blonde. Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe.

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De Armas instructed Netflix Queue that author/director Andrew Dominik’s “ambitions have been very clear from the beginning: to current a model of Marilyn Monroe’s life by her lens.” She added, “He wished the world to expertise what it truly felt wish to not solely be Marilyn, but additionally Norma Jeane. I discovered that to be essentially the most daring, unapologetic and feminist tackle her story that I had ever seen.” 

The actress spent two to a few hours getting hair and make-up performed for the movie, in accordance with Netflix Queue, and de Armas did lots extra analysis main as much as the movie shoot.

Blonde. Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe.

“We labored on this movie for hours, each single day for nearly a 12 months. I learn Joyce’s novel, studied tons of of images, movies, audio recordings, movies — something I might get my arms on. Each scene is impressed by an present {photograph},” she stated. “We might pore over each element within the photograph and debate what was taking place in it. The primary query was at all times, ‘What was Norma Jeane feeling right here?’ We wished to inform the human aspect of her story.”

Blonde. Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe.

She added, “Fame is what made Marilyn essentially the most seen particular person on this planet, but it surely additionally made Norma essentially the most invisible.”

Director Dominik stated, “I used to be actually fortunate to have Ana as a result of she might simply do something. She was so good. She would get there so shortly. Her emotions have been simply so beneath her pores and skin, and something I stated to her, she actually understood. The scenes would at all times simply come to life as a result of Ana was there.”

Blonde debuts on Netflix Sept. 23.

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