Marilyn Monroe estate defends Ana de Armas’ ‘Blonde’ casting amid backlash

Marilyn Monroe estate defends Ana de Armas’ ‘Blonde’ casting amid backlash

Marilyn Monroe’s property jumped to Ana de Armas’ protection after the trailer for the forthcoming Netflix movie “Blonde” sparked backlash.

After watching the trailer on July 28, followers rushed to social media to slam casting administrators over de Armas’ accent within the movie.

Many complained the Cuban actress’s accent is just too heavy within the movie, and that she sounds nothing like Monroe.

“Am I the one one not stunned that Ana De Armas sounds dangerous within the Blonde trailer?” one critic tweeted. “Her accent may be very heavy, it was going to take so much for her to convincingly sound like Marilyn.”

One other added, “I feel Ana de Armas is a improbable actress and appears nice as Marilyn BUT I nonetheless hear her accent within the Blonde trailer and it’s taking her out of character for me.”

Ana de Armas stars as Marilyn Monroe in Netflix’s “Blonde.”Netflix

The criticism prompted Monroe’s property to talk out.

Marc Rosen, president of leisure at Genuine Manufacturers Group, which owns the Marilyn Monroe Property, defended de Armas, saying “any actor that steps into that function is aware of they’ve large sneakers to fill.”

Marilyn Monroe pictured in 1953.Getty Photos

“Marilyn Monroe is a singular Hollywood and popular culture icon that transcends generations and historical past,” Rosen stated in a press release to Selection.

“Based mostly on the trailer alone, it appears like Ana was an important casting alternative as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity, and vulnerability. We are able to’t wait to see the movie in its entirety.”

Many followers claimed Ana de Armas sounds nothing like Monroe within the movie.Netflix

Chatting with The Sunday Instances final 12 months, the actress revealed it took her 9 months to discover ways to converse like Monroe.

She referred to as the method a “large torture” and “so exhausting.”

“It solely took me 9 months of dialect teaching, and working towards, and a few ADR periods,” she instructed the outlet.

“It was an enormous torture, so exhausting. My mind was fried.”

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