Ana de Armas felt that he needed the “permission” of Marilyn Monroe to interpret it in blonde. In an interview with AnOther magazine, she revealed that she paid a visit to the actress’s grave in Los Angeles (USA) before production began.
“We bought a big card, and everybody on the team [do filme] wrote a message to her. So we went to the cemetery and put it on her grave. We were asking permission, in a way.”
Blonde is based on the book by Joyce Carol Oateswhich mixes reality and fiction to address Monroe’s life, and is directed by Andrew Dominik (The Murder of Jesse James). The cast, in addition to De Armas, has Bobby Cannavale (Ant Man), Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown).
blonde arrives at September 23th on Netflix. See here our impressions of the film straight from the Venice Film Festival.
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