Blonde, Ana de Armas: “Sex scenes will go viral”

During an interview with the US magazine Variety, the protagonist of the biopic dedicated to Marilyn Monroe talked about what she believes some could do with the nude and explicitly sexual scenes of this film. The of her is a well-founded fear, unfortunately. “I know what’s going to go viral and it’s disgusting. It’s shocking just thinking about it. I can’t control it. I don’t think it made me have second thoughts, it just gave me bitterness to think about the future of those clips,” she said.

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Ana de Armas during an interview with the US magazine Variety talked about what he believes some might do with nudity and explicitly sexual scenes Blonde.

The biopic dedicated to Marilyn Monroe of which the Cuban actress is the protagonist will arrive on September 28th on Netflix, directed by Andrew Dominik.

In a recent interview in which Ana de Armas talks about the expectations regarding this film and how she believes it will be received, she expressed her doubts about the use that someone could make with the nude and sex scenes.

“I did things in this movie that I would never do for anyone else, ever,” de Armas confessed to Variety. “I did it for her (for Marilyn, ed) and I did it for Andrew. I know what’s going to go viral and it’s disgusting. He is shocking just thinking about it. I can’t control it. You can’t really control what people do and how they get things out of context. I don’t think it made me have second thoughts, it just gave me bitterness to think about the future of those clips “, said the actress, without hiding the fear that some scenes could be taken out of context and used in a way that she defines. “disgusting”.

And this is a problem that affects not only Ana de Armas and the biopic Blonde: it was the same worry of Marilyn Monroe, one of the most sexualized and iconized women in the world, one of the most valued actresses only and exclusively for her physical appearance.
Dominik’s film shows precisely the contrast between physicality and spirituality, between flesh and soul, between appearance and interiority of what is in its own right the number one Barbie in the United States of America. The personification of the goddess of love, indeed: there is no need to say personification because here we are talking about a person who has ceased to be such to become not so much a character but rather a real symbol, an icon of eroticism.
Blonde it has been rated NC-17, i.e. prohibited for children under 17 years of age.

The words of Ana de Armas


Blonde, Ana de Armas has “asked permission” from Marilyn Monroe

During the interview with Variety, Ana de Armas admitted: “I have never been a person who wants attention that is not related to my work. So when the focus isn’t on my work, it’s upsetting, disrespectful, inappropriate and dangerous. ” You are referring precisely to the nude and sex scenes in this film. And she adds: “But, especially in this country, I don’t know how protection can be found. I don’t know how you can prevent that from happening, other than leaving ”. With “this country” the Cuban actress refers to the United States.

Her love for her work is what, according to her, most shares her with Monroe: “It was one of the things that brought me closer to Marilyn. She loved what she did, ”de Armas explained to Variety. “She loved the profession and respected it very much. She just got the same love in return. I’m only interested in my work. I want to be remembered for this. After all, I don’t care ”.

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates


Ana de Armas, the emotion after the standing ovation for Blonde

Blonde is the biopic about Marylin Monroe based on the homonymous book by Joyce Carol Oates, a famous American writer, poet and academic.
The author spoke about the film adaptation of her book during one of hers hosted at the Neuchâtel Intl. Festival in Switzerland, saying: “Andrew Dominik is a very brilliant director. I think he managed to show Norma Jeane Baker’s experience (this is Marilyn Monroe’s real name, ed) from her perspective, rather than seeing her from the outside, the male gaze looking at a woman. He immersed himself in her perspective ”, these are the words of Joyce Carol Oates. She who she then continued by adding: “(Marilyn ed) It has gained fame around the world, but it’s not an identity you can live with. She is one who has made a lot of money for a lot of men, but not a lot for herself. When she died, aged 36, she didn’t have enough money for a proper funeral. Transforming into Marilyn has always taken her hours ”.

Joyce Carol Oates ‘words on Ana de Armas’ interpretation


Blonde, a biopic between Norma Jeane and Marilyn Monroe

And Joyce Carol Oates also spoke extensively about the interpretation of Ana de Armas. Here are her words: “Ana de Armas, the wonderful actress who plays her, I think it took her about four hours of makeup. But when you see them on screen, they don’t really exist. She’s like a fantastic picture, but making it a livelihood means putting up with a good deal of heartache, ”says Oates. “As she Marilyn grew up, she was still given these roles that she would play a young starlet and she felt humiliated. You can’t keep playing this silly blonde who’s approaching 40. Some people say she committed suicide. I don’t necessarily think so. I think she may have died of something akin to extreme despair, ”concludes the book’s author Blonde.

During the press conference at the Lido, Ana de Armas revealed how she dealt with that intense and difficult role: “I worked a lot on body language, on the voice, even on a make-up suitable for the character. Once I got the role. , I had to find the right balance to play equally convincingly both Norma Jean and Marilyn, the public figure and the woman in her private “.

Joining Ana de Armas are Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller, Marilyn’s third husband writer, Bobby Cannavale as legendary baseball player (Marilyn Monroe’s second husband) Joe DiMaggio and Julianne Nicholson, as the diva’s mother , Gladys Pearl Baker.

Blonde, Ana de Armas: “Sex scenes will go viral”