Amid Accent Criticism, Marilyn Monroe's Estate Calls Ana de Armas 'Great Casting Choice'

Amid Accent Criticism, Marilyn Monroe’s Estate Calls Ana de Armas ‘Great Casting Choice’

There is no doubt that Ana de Armas is one of the best talents working in the industry right now. She has given great performances in recent projects. The actress has left no stone unturned when it comes to her performance as she keeps proving herself.

But the next movie that the actress is a part of called Blonde is said to be the one that will be a game-changer for her career. She’s playing the role of the iconic Marilyn Monroe. However, despite the praise she received for the portrayal, she is also receiving a lot of criticism.

Many people have criticized the actress’ accent claiming it is not even close to Marilyn’s. They shared their disappointment online but now Ana has gotten a seal of approval from an insider close to Marilyn. The president of entertainment at Authentic Brands Group, who also owns Marilyn Monroe Estate, praised Ana.

He described Ana as a “great casting” choice and praised her performance. As per a statement obtained by Variety, he also shared how Ana has captured Marilyn’s “humanity” and “vulnerability”.

The statement read that Marilyn is one of the only Hollywood icons who still continue to live throughout generations and history. It further stated that any actor that would step into a role, playing her, would have big shoes to fill.

The statement added, “Based on the trailer alone, it looks like Ana was a great casting choice as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity, and vulnerability. We can’t wait to see the film in its entirety!”

Blonde revolves around the life of Marilyn Monroe, who was such an amazing beauty but her career had a lot of setbacks. There was an abuse of power and drug addiction involved. Her life was not always glamorous but had many issues.

Ana had revealed previously how it took her nine months to learn to speak like Marilyn. She shared that she tried her best but it was big torture and extremely exhausting. The actress said her brain was fried as she was taking dialect coaching, practicing, and had some ADR sessions.

Meanwhile, she had to spend three hours in the makeup chair to transform into Marilyn.


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