Marilyn Monroe will always be one of Hollywood’s most beloved and applauded stars. For this reason, we have seen different adaptations of her life on the big screen. At 34, the Cuban-Spanish actress will play Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, Netflix’s next film.
Behind this ambitious proposal is Andrew Dominik, who not only directed the story but was also in charge of the script. The most striking aspect of this production is its leading lady, Ana de Armas
Will take us on a journey between fiction and reality to get to know the story of the famous star. Both the details of his personal life, as well as his professional life.
The film will be based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, which combines fictional elements with detailed episodes from the actress’s life over the course of its 700 pages. It will be available on the streaming service from 23 September.The actress said that every day “she was bald”, as she wore many wigs and her original hair was always in the background. “Marilyn went through different shades of blonde, from gold to platinum,” she began
For these wigs to show off, there can’t be anything dark underneath them. So we had to make a bald cap every day from my forehead all the way around my head,” she said. Hair was certainly not the only challenge she faced in Blonde.
The company expects this to be its big bet for the next Oscars, as well as the consecration of Ana de Armas in the North American film industry. After gaining recognition in Spain with productions such as El internado (2007-2010) and Hispania, la leyenda (2010-2012), the actress moved to Los Angeles. Since then, she has worked in productions such as Blade Runner 2049 (2017), No Time to Die (2021) and Daggers in the Back (2019), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.