Marilyn Monroe Property Defends Casting Ana de Armas in Netflix’s ‘Blonde’

Armas serves as the iconic bombshell in Netflix’s upcoming “Blonde,” a drama about Monroe’s life. But Armas, who was born in Cuba, did not match Monroe’s original breathing tone, some critics have accused. Real estate, however, has a different opinion.

“Marilyn Monroe is a pop culture and Hollywood icon that transcends generations and history,” said Marc Rosen, entertainment president of Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which owns the Marilyn Monroe Estate. “Any actor who steps into that role knows they have big shoes to fill. Based on the trailer alone, it seems like Ana is a great choice as she captures the alluring beauty. , the humanity and vulnerability of Marilyn. We can’t wait to see the film intact!”

Armas did not publicly comment on the criticism, but in an interview with The Times of LondonShe said it took her nine months of dialect training to get Monroe’s accent right.

“Blonde,” based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, is a fictional story that recounts Monroe’s life and chronicles her rise. The film is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on September 28.

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