The upcoming Venice Film Festival’s Blonde is one of the most eagerly awaited films. The movie “boldly reimagines the life of Marilyn Monroe, probing the rift between her public and private personas,” according to the Netflix slogan, and is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel of the same name, which is a biography of the legendary Hollywood actress. Ana de Armas, the star who has dazzled audiences in Sergio, Knives Out, and The Gray Man, will be the event’s main attraction. In James Bond’s final adventure, No Time To Die, she played a brief but unforgettable part.
A teaser for the movie was already posted by blonde director Andrew Dominik. He told Vulture the following about the teaser and the movie: “It’s a movie that has a morality about it. But because I don’t believe it will be as clear-cut as people want to see it, it swims in extremely murky seas. There is something offensive in it for everyone.
The holy cows of America will be called out, and “they include Kennedy,” with whom she allegedly had a passionate romance. Not only that but she is also alleged to have been romantically involved with Robert, the President’s younger brother and the second-highest ranking official in the US at the time.
Dominik’s “ambitions were quite clear from the start: to offer a version of Marilyn Monroe’s life through her lens,” De Armas said in an interview with Netflix Queue. He wanted people to understand what it was like to be Norma Jeane, the star’s real name, as well as Marilyn. That was the most audacious, unabashed, and feminist interpretation of her narrative I had ever seen.
The stunning Cuban-Spanish actress noted that she found it difficult to prepare for the role, which was originally intended for Jessica Chastain and Noami Watts when Netflix was just beginning to develop it. De Armas claimed that to create Monroe’s distinctive platinum hair, she had to become bald every day on the set. She explained to Byrdie in an interview that she had to perform this task every day as a result of the blonde wigs.
“She went through several colours of blonde, from golden to really platinum, so for these wigs that are beautifully crafted, you can’t have anything dark underneath, so we had to construct a bald cap from my forehead to around my entire head every single day,” the author said.
De Armas had to get more than just Monroe’s physical appearance right; she also needed to understand her mindset. She went through a lot of difficult experiences that were difficult at the time and are still difficult today. I was fortunate to have months to plan. Usually, we have to hurry into the assignment and make it up as we go; however, on that particular project, I had plenty of time to study. There is a tonne of information about her, both tremendous see and listen to. It’s amazing,” De Armas continued.
Following its Venice debut, the film will premiere on Netflix on September 23 and feature actors including Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel, and Evan Williams.
Blonde is expected to be a tremendous hit since Monroe is “not dead,” and her captivating image has kept her alive for all these years. She made waves away from the camera and flashing lights. She was much more than just a “sex bomb” according to the tabloids. She had a strong interest in physical activity long before it was fashionable. She read much, especially Dostoevsky.
Studio officials warned her not to be spotted reading political radical novels as early as 1950. She had the guts to marry playwright Arthur Miller before the decade was through, just as he was being looked into for his relationship with Communism. The nascent civil rights movement had her backing. She was a founding member of the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy’s (Sane) Hollywood chapter.
And the only person to rival Monroe in terms of popularity is Princess Diana, which is Marilyn for you. To ensure that the memory of the Hollywood diva continues to shimmer, Dominik might even add more