Ana de Armas spent a tedious 3 hours every day perfecting her accent with a vocal coach for the forthcoming Netflix movie “Blonde.”
The Cuban-Spanish actress’ accent sparked backlash after the movie’s trailer dropped on July 28, with many saying de Armas sounded “nothing like” Marilyn Monroe within the clip.
What’s extra, de Armas mentioned these 3 hours spent with the vocal coach occurred on the set of her different movie, “Knives Out,” the place she spent 12-hour-long shifts on set.
“It was about observing her facial expressions, her mouth, the roundedness of her lips, how she confirmed her decrease enamel, and why the ‘o’s have been like that,” the 34-year-old informed the LA Occasions.
“Somebody’s voice is greater than only a particular accent. It says a lot extra about an individual.”
The “Deep Water” star beforehand revealed she spent a whopping 9 months with a dialect coach in a determined bid to sound like Monroe.
She known as the method a “large torture” and “so exhausting.”
Ana De Armas actually took being a blonde to a brand new stage, taking 9 months with a dialect coach to excellent her voice even on the set of ‘Knives Out.’FilmMagic
“Blonde” director Andrew Dominik revealed “considerations” over casting de Armas, given the truth that English is her second language.
“I had considerations, till I noticed her act, then I forgot what I used to be imagined to be involved about,” he informed the outlet.
“We felt that we have been coping with Norma Jeane [Monroe’s real name] and Norma ought to sound much less like a cartoon of Marilyn Monroe.”
Final month, Monroe’s property jumped to Ana de Armas’ protection following backlash over her accent, saying “any actor that steps into that function is aware of they’ve large footwear to fill.”
The movie premieres on Netflix on Sept. 23 and can arrive with an NC-17 warning.