Ana de Armas is certainly one of the most attention-grabbing actresses in all of Hollywood right now. She has acted in several films and raised her stock with each of them. Marilyn Monroe’s also defended her recently after her portrayal of the Hollywood legend was mocked.
The actress is getting blasted for her performance in an upcoming Netflix Marilyn Monroe movie due to her Cuban accent. However, she has received support from a very important source.
While speaking to TMZ, Nick Woodhouse, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Authentic Brands Group, which owns Monroe’s estate, defended Armas, stating that she has perfectly captured the essence of Monroe.
“Ana has artfully captured the essence of Marilyn’s voice. Marilyn was known for her breathiness, which was actually a tactic taught to her by a speech therapist during her childhood to help her overcome a stutter.
For Woodhouse, the accent is irrelevant as the style of speaking is what matters. He went on to say, “Marilyn has served as a muse and inspiration to fans of all genders, all ethnicities and all walks of life, and her influence will only continue. There are no rules when it comes to how an artist can pay homage to her legacy.”
“Blonde” premieres on September 28 on Netflix. Accent aside, fans are in agreement that Ana De Armas looks perfect as Monroe. We’ll have to see how the film will turn out to be.
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