The Marilyn Monroe Property Speaks Out In opposition to Criticism of Ana de Armas’ Accent

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If we’ve realized something over the previous few months, it’s that, even 60 years after her dying, Individuals are nonetheless extraordinarily protecting over Marilyn Monroe. The dialog over Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala gown rages on (Bob Mackie commented on it once more simply two weeks in the past), and now, the Monroe-obsessed plenty have turned their consideration to Ana de Armas in the trailer for the upcoming movie, Blonde. After a lot delay and controversy over the graphic nature of the movie, Blonde will hit Netflix with an NC-17 score on September twenty eighth, however now that we’ve gotten our first look of de Armas as Monroe, followers are selecting aside the efficiency, particularly de Armas’ accent.

Monroe is understood for her sluggish, breathy tone, and whereas a few of that comes by in de Armas’s portrayal, so does a little bit of her Cuban accent. The actress was born in Cuba and moved to Spain when she was 18, earlier than heading to the States at 26. De Armas beforehand advised The Occasions of London she took 9 months of dialect teaching to organize for the Monroe function. “It was an enormous torture, so exhausting,” she mentioned. “My mind was fried.” Nonetheless, her native accent peaks by, and some took to Twitter following the discharge of the trailer to voice their (principally unfavourable) opinions about de Armas’ accent. Now, although, the official Marilyn Monroe Property is talking out in assist of the actress.

The property just isn’t concerned within the movie, which is predicated off a fictionalized model of Monroe’s life, however they nonetheless gave an announcement to Selection about their ideas on de Armas’ casting. “Marilyn Monroe is a singular Hollywood and popular culture icon that transcends generations and historical past,” mentioned Marc Rosen, president of leisure at Genuine Manufacturers Group (ABG), which owns the property. “Any actor that steps into that function is aware of they’ve huge footwear to fill. Based mostly on the trailer alone, it seems to be like Ana was an important casting selection as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity and vulnerability. We will’t wait to see the movie in its entirety!”

Will this quiet the accent feedback? Seemingly not, however hopefully it’ll at the least maintain them over till the following trailer comes out.


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