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How Ana de Armas became Marilyn Monroe for ‘Blonde'

2 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

Playing Marilyn Monroe is a formidable challenge to both find and reveal the woman inside the celebrated film goddess.
For Ana de Armas, who stars as the legendary and enduring Hollywood sex symbol in Netflix's NC-17 rated “Blonde,” it is the role, perhaps, of a lifetime, one that may net her an Oscar.
“Blonde” is an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' acclaimed 2000 novel, which rather than biography is more a meditation on Monroe. It has been the long-time passion project of writer-director Andrew Dominik (“Chopper,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”).
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