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Ana de Armas: “A Cuban who plays Marilyn. I wanted to do it so badly.”

The actress of Knives Out evokes a “revolutionary” role.

The new decade is starting well for Ana de Armas . After a nomination to the Golden Globes for her role in the police comedy A Couteaux tirées , the Cuban-Spanish actress will soon be on the poster of two particularly awaited projects: Dying can wait , the new James Bond which will be released on April 8, and Blonde , the new Netflix biopic on Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe ( The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford ), planned for 2021. The actress will succeed Michelle Williams, who embodied the famous Hollywood actress in 2012 in My Week With Marilyn , by Simon Curtis. In an interview for Vanity Fair , Ana de Armas – who will also be seen in Deep Water by Adrian Lyne this year – evokes a revolutionary role.

“I only had to audition once for the role of Marilyn, and Andrew told me ‘It’s you,’ says the 31-year-old actress . But I still had to audition before other people, producers, financiers, there were always people I needed to convince, but I knew I could do it. Marilyn was revolutionary. A Cuban who plays Marilyn Monroe. do it. “

In development for ten years, the biopic is an adaptation of the novel Blonde, by Joyce Carol Oates. But before Ana de Armas was finally chosen to embody the icon of Hollywood cinema (some stunning photos of the actress making up in Marilyn Monroe are visible below), Naomi Watts and Jessica Chastain have long been approached for the role . For the moment, no fixed date has been announced by Netflix for the launch of the film.

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