“I play ‘Marilyn Monroe,’” Ana de Armas says within the new trailer for “Blonde,” an adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel of the identical title. The movie facilities on the difficult relationship Norma Jeane Baker aka Marilyn Monroe (de Armas) has with fame. “I do know you’re purported to get used to it, however I simply can’t,” she explains.
The spot hints that Norma Jeane’s “begin” in films was affected by casting sofa sexual harassment. It additionally means that the general public eye and her repute as a intercourse image takes a toll on her private life, psychological well being, and sense of id. As Norma Jeane sees it, “Marilyn Monroe” is somebody the viewers created, a cipher they undertaking their very own expectations and biases onto.
“After I come out of my dressing room, I’m Norma Jeane,” the Hollywood icon emphasizes. “I’m nonetheless her when the digital camera is rolling. Marilyn Monroe solely exists on the display.”
De Armas had her breakout in 2019 thriller “Knives Out,” for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination. Her different credit embody “Deep Water,” “No Time to Die,” and “The Grey Man.” It was just lately reported that de Armas tapped “Promising Younger Lady” filmmaker Emerald Fennell to punch up the script of one in all her upcoming initiatives, “John Wick” spinoff “Ballerina.”
“It was actually vital for me to rent a feminine author, as a result of to that time after I obtained concerned within the undertaking, it was solely the director, Len Wiseman, and one other man [Shay Hatten],” de Armas revealed. “And I used to be like, ‘That’s not going to work.’ So I interviewed, like, 5 or 6 feminine writers. We employed Emerald Fennell, which I used to be so happy with.”
Previous to its September 28 launch on Netflix, “Blonde” will display in Competitors at Venice Movie Competition, which runs August 31-September 10.