Ana de Armas and Marilyn Monroe
Illustrative Photo: Vulture; Photos from Netflix and 20th Century Fox
Lady Gaga perfected the art of the press tour while promoting house of gucciand Ana de Armas was clearly taking notes for blond. In the run-up to the Arms blond, a fictional biographical film of Marilyn Monroe based on Joyce Carol Oates’s novel of the same name, the actor has repeatedly expressed that she was, and possibly still is, in the presence of Monroe’s spirit. (Whether this supposed spirit haunts her in a nice or mean way will depend on the audience of Andrew Dominik’s film…) Over the course of multiple interviews and cover stories, she has regaled us with tales of hauntings, possessions, and telekinesis. . done at the hands of Monroe, who she plays in the film, and has been quite interesting to listen to and a distraction from *gestures in tweets about the film*. Can de Armas’ “we’re haunted” anecdotes guarantee that people will be talking even more about the controversial film when it hits Netflix after its September 28 theatrical run? Possibly, some like it creepy. here is each blond Arms story told to the press.
De Armas premiered her first apparition tales at the film’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. She said that Monroe graced the set with her presence and even approached the blond equipment. “I really think she was very close to us. She was with us,” the actor told reporters. “I think she was happy.” The ghost was not just physical. Monroe even invaded de Armas’ mental space: “She was all she thought about, she was all she dreamed of, she was all she could talk about, she was with me and it was beautiful.” However, happiness was not the only emotion the spirit expressed. From then on, de Armas committed to a little and, if not a little, he committed to sharing these paranormal encounters.
Considering the content of the film, it is not surprising that the alleged ghost gets angry. “She would also knock things off the wall sometimes and she would get angry if she didn’t like something,” she told reporters in Venice. “This may sound very mystical, but it is true. We all feel it.”
In an interview with the the Angels Times, de Armas described Dominik’s vision of Monroe, a vision that runs counter to those on-set outbursts of anger of Monroe’s spirit. “Andrew told me, ‘You’re never allowed to express anger, that’s not in his survival kit. She can’t afford that. You have to find other ways to get out of the situation, other ways to survive,’” de Armas recalled. “How do you lead a normal life, let alone be her and live in that world, without being able to express anger or have limits?” If we take Monroe’s rage-fueled on-set telekinesis at face value, that could spell the end. some like it hot The actress feels more comfortable expressing herself in the afterlife.
Back at the Venice press conference, Dominik was on the same hair-raising wave as de Armas, leaning back to corroborate the spiritual encounter. “It definitely took elements of being like a séance,” Dominik said. What clues: The movie was filmed in the same apartment where Monroe, then known as Norma Jeane, lived with her mother, while the final sequence and death scene were filmed in the same house and room where the actor died .
After being haunted by a spiritual manifestation, the next logical step is to feel that person inside of you. The first moment de Armas saw herself in the Monroe costume, something changed. “Everyone in the room started crying, I can tell you,” she said. This day. “It was very emotional. He felt like she was back.” In a Variety history, explained where exactly she felt her character, noting that Monroe’s famous persona and her true self Norma Jeane were separate entities. “I was able to see Norma faster than I could see Marilyn,” de Armas said. “I could feel it in my body.”
in the Eastern Time Canada red carpet interviewthe no time to die The star said that she wants the audience to feel that spirit as well, “I hope people feel it. I hope people feel who she was and the true essence of her.” She will be watching blond be like watching that VHS of the Rings? Should audiences expect a ghost after leaving the theater or shutting down their laptops (without the seven-day threat)?
There was an ineffable quality about de Armas that made everything fall into place, Dominik said of his track. “Something changed when we found her,” he explained, before describing the actor’s ability to channel his frustration into his character in the screen test. “It was so obvious,” he said. Variety, “she had this thing, and that’s why the movie happened.” The “thing” could be possession, to which she also hinted in comments about the production. He never yelled “Cut”, so that Armas would surprise him, hoping that he would get lost at that moment. She “she tried to surprise herself; always the best shots are the ones where the actor says, ‘I don’t know what the fuck I just did.’”
As Monroe took over the actor’s body and mind, the possession became harder for de Armas to shake. “I couldn’t say goodbye,” he said. Variety. “She couldn’t get me off her. I couldn’t let her go.” From her. It got so bad that parts of Monroe seeped into her. no time to die performance as Dove. “If you’re thinking of Paloma right now,” she said, “I’m sure there’s something of Marilyn in there. There are! The energy of her and the charm of her and this thing where she was lit up inside of her — Paloma stole a little bit of her.” Logically speaking, if we observe no time to diewe would feel Monroe there too.
Everyone involved in the film took paying their respects very seriously. “We got this great card and everyone on the team wrote him a message,” de Armas said. another magazinedescribing the blond team note to Monroe. “Then we went to the cemetery and put it in his grave. We were asking permission in some way. Everyone felt a great responsibility and we were very aware of the side of the story that we were going to tell: the story of Norma Jeane, the person behind this character, Marilyn Monroe. Who was she really? “It was not the last time that de Armas visited the site: “I went to visit her cemetery several times, I would have liked to go one more time”.