Ana de Armas has her own Marilyn Monroe moment.
The 34-year-old actor has wowed critics with her portrayal of the iconic screen siren in the upcoming fictional portrayal of the icon’s life, Blonde, and now Ana is working to embrace the fame that comes with it.
The star adorns the cover of Fall/Winter from another AW22 magazine edition, featuring an in-depth interview with the A-list star, showing her versatility in a wide variety of poses in one glamorous shot.
The title of the feature says boldly: ‘How Ana de Armas became the most famous woman in the world.’
Hollywood glamor: Ana de Armas, 34, shows off her versatility as an actress and model as she goes from girl-next-door sexy to dripping Hollywood glamor in a new photo
The Golden Globe nominee hadn’t quite let her blonde hair down yet for the shoot in which she still appeared to be channeling the star of The Gentlemen Prefer Blonde.
The looks range from sexy girl next door to retro Madonna to red carpet va-va-voom.
For her portrayal of the movie siren, Ana immersed herself in everything she could learn about Marilyn Monroe, including reading and rereading the 2000 Joyce Carol Oates novel on which the film is based.
Amazed: The actor has wowed critics with her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming fictional portrayal of the icon’s life, Blonde, and now Ana is working to embrace the fame that comes with it
Cover Model: The star graces the cover of the Fall/Winter issue of AnOther AW22 magazine, which features an in-depth interview and showcases her versatility in various poses across a wide variety of images.
The story uses real incidents, but tries to fill in the moments between what is known in the public record.
“It’s about the things we haven’t seen, the moments when the cameras aren’t flashing or spinning, when Marilyn isn’t ‘on,'” said the Cuban-born beauty.
‘It’s fiction. We have no evidence that this happened. But it fills in the gaps in the things we already know with a version of events that we should at least reckon with.”
The Knives Out star admitted she didn’t seem the most likely candidate to be cast when she auditioned for the part of one of the most famous women in the world.
Pretty in Pink: The actor stuns is a pink mini dress with petal sleeves. The Golden Globe nominee hadn’t quite let her blonde hair down yet for the shoot in which she still appeared to be channeling the star of The Gentlemen Prefer Blonde
Siren: Ana looks like a screen siren in this seductive look. Before her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe, the Cuban-born beauty found herself reading and rereading the Joyce Carol Oates book Blonde.
Real Incidents: Blonde shows the audience real incidents from Marilyn Monroe’s life, but tries to fill in the moments between what is known in the public record
“But of course I went for it, because I like challenges, and I knew emotionally that I would get there,” she explains.
“I didn’t know if the hair, the makeup would, but I understood what we were trying to say. Andrew called me after the audition and said, “It’s you. It must be you.” But then we had to convince everyone.’
The Gray Man actor’s Cuban accent would have traditionally kept her off the job, but a voice coach was hired to teach her how to speak like Marilyn.
“Marilyn’s voice, her expressions, were the result of the speech lessons she took herself, of her insecurities, of having no boundaries and letting people in, of playing this part of always having to be rescued.”
Challenge: Ana admits she didn’t seem like the logical choice for the role, but “of course I went for it, because I like challenges, and I knew I could get there emotionally,” she explained.
Voice Coach: A voice coach has been hired to help Ana learn to speak like the icon. “Marilyn’s voice, her expressions, were the result of the speech lessons she took herself, of her insecurities,” the star explains.
Applause: Blonde got a 14-minute standing ovation after her Venice Film Festival debut
By studying the star, Ana learned to share her vulnerability.
“So I had to know what she was thinking and feeling every time. Because the way she rounded her lips for the ‘O’s, or how many of her bottom teeth she’d show, what her eyebrows did, all these expressions were the result of Marilyn in survival mode. They were tricks she pulled in desperate circumstances.’
Blonde received a 14-minute standing ovation after making its debut at the Venice Film Festival.
Variety critic Owen Gleiberman called Ana’s performance ‘of breathtaking brilliance and imagination and frankness and heartbreak. It’s a sumptuous piece of acting with a raucous scream thrown in.”
Performance: Variety critic Owen Gleiberman called Ana’s performance “of breathtaking brilliance and imagination, candor and heartbreak.” It’s a sumptuous piece of acting with a raucous scream thrown into it’
Matching: If movie viewers wonder how Ana was able to match Marilyn’s movements and moods so clearly, it’s because “Almost the entire movie is made up of photos that we either remade or referenced”
The No Time To Die star offered a bit of behind-the-scenes information about the filming that took place in locations where Norma Jeane Mortensen, aka Marylin, actually lived, revealing that director Andrew Dominik “never stopped filming, so he dressed the sound person.” , the propman, my dialect coach, also all in traditional costume, so that the camera could follow me everywhere. And everywhere I turned, it was ready to be filmed, because we were filming in her real homes.”
And if movie viewers wonder how the Critics Choice Super Award winner could so clearly match Marilyn’s movements and moods, it’s because: “Almost the entire movie is made up of photos that we either re-created or referenced.”
Blonde is now available in limited release in the US and will begin streaming on Netflix on September 28.
How To Watch: Blonde is now available in limited release in the US, starting to stream on Netflix on September 28