Brad Pitt elogia Anna de Armas nei panni di Marilyn Monroe in mezzo al contraccolpo: 'Tough dress to fill'

Arma, 34, portrays Marilyn Monroe in Netflix’s “bionda,” che debutta a settembre. 23. Dopo che l'attrice ha ricevuto un contraccolpo per il ruolo, Pitt, 58, l'ha difesa.

“Lei è fenomenale,” Pitt ha detto in un'intervista con “Spettacolo stasera.” “That’s a tough dress to fill. Era 10 anni di lavoro. It wasn’t until we found Ana that we could get it across the finish line.

Pitt’s production company, Plan B, is producing the Netflix film.

Brad Pitt defends Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in new film "Blonde."

Brad Pitt defends Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in new filmBlonde.(Getty Images)

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Armas announced she was taking on the role in March 2019 and was immediately faced with criticism by viewers claiming a Cuban actress should not be portraying Monroe. Some fans even claimed herheavy accentstopped her from sounding like Monroe.

Am I the only one not surprised that Ana De Armas sounds bad in the Blonde trailer?” a social media user twittato.Her accent is very heavy, it was going to take a lot for her to convincingly sound like Marilyn.

Il “e rilevanza come tournée e radio per ..” star told The Sunday Times in 2021 that it took her nine months to learn how to speak like Monroe.

It only took me nine months of dialect coaching, and practicing, and some ADR sessions,” ha detto in quel momento. “It was a big torture, so exhausting. My brain was fried.

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The film is based on the book “bionda” by Joyce Carol Oates that was published in 2000. The book dove into the highs and lows of the American icon’s personal and professional life.

Armas looks identical to the late star in the “bionda” trailer released in late July. Monroe’s estate is in full support of Armas taking on the role of the pop icon and issued a statement on Tuesday.

Ana de Armas received backlash after taking on the iconic role of Marilyn Monroe.

Ana de Armas received backlash after taking on the iconic role of Marilyn Monroe. (Getty Images)

Marilyn Monroe is a singular Hollywood and pop culture icon that transcends generations and history. Any actor that steps into that role knows they have big shoes to fill,” estate representatives told Variety.

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!”

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Il “Gray Manstar is equally as thrilled to take on the coveted role.

I read Joyce’s novel, studied hundreds of photographs, video, audio recordings, films – anything I could get my hands on. Every scene is inspired by an existing photograph. We’d pore over every detail in the photo and debate what was happening in it,” Armas told Netflix Queue in June.

Marilyn Monroe's estate, in a statement issued on Tuesday, approved of Armas portraying the late actress.

Marilyn Monroe’s estate, in a statement issued on Tuesday, approved of Armas portraying the late actress. (Getty Images )

The first question was always, ‘What was Norma Jean feeling here?’ We wanted to tell the human side of her story. Fame is what made Marilyn the most visible person in the world, but it also made Norma the most invisible.

“bionda” also stars Adrien Brody, Xavier Samuel, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher, Evan Williams, Toby Huss, David Warshofsky, Caspar Phillipson, Dan Butler, Sara Paxton and Rebecca Wisock.

The film is expected to debut at the Venice Film Festival before moving over to the streaming service.

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