Marilyn Monroe Estate defends Ana de Armas’ casting in Netflix’s ‘Blonde’

Armas stars as the enduring bombshell in Netflix’s upcoming “Blonde,” a drama concerning the lifetime of Monroe. However Armas, who was born in Cuba, does not nail Monroe’s unique breathy tone, some critics have accused. The property, nevertheless, has a distinct opinion.

“Marilyn Monroe is a singular Hollywood and pop culture icon that transcends generations and history,” mentioned Marc Rosen, president of leisure at Genuine Manufacturers Group (ABG), which owns the Marilyn Monroe Estate, in an announcement to CNN. “Any actor that steps into that role knows they have big shoes to fill. 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!”

Armas has not publicly commented on the criticisms, however in an interview with The Occasions of London, she mentioned she took 9 months of dialect teaching to get Monroe’s accent proper.

“Blonde,” primarily based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, is a fictionalized retelling of Monroe’s life and chronicles her rise. The movie is ready to premiere on Netflix on September 28.