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‘Only She Could Get It Across the Finish Line’: Brad Pitt Defends Ana de Armas After Initial Backlash, Says It’s a Tough Dress to Fill That Required More Than 10 Years in Making

Ana de Armas is a well-known personality in Hollywood city now. Starring in multiple films such as War Dogs, Knives Out, and, No Time To Die, the actress is among the top celebrities out there. She is currently promoting her upcoming movie Blonde, wherein it is a fictionalized biopic on the American actress Marilyn Monroe. The film has hit a controversial point and Brad Pitt came to defend the film for its greatness.

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Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde (2022).
Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde (2022).

When Brad Pitt defended And de Arma’s Blonde

Brad Pitt is now much more into producing rather than acting. And the latest film that the ex-actor has put his money into is none other than Blonde. The movie is based on the same name as the book by Joyce Carol Oates and works as a fictionalized biopic of the life of popular American actress and model Marilyn Monroe.

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Ana de Armas (left) recreating the iconic photo of Marilyn Monroe (right).
Ana de Armas (left) recreating the iconic photo of Marilyn Monroe (right).

However, the film finds itself on a controversial point due to the heritage of the lead actress who is Cuban rather than American. According to the people, the Knives Out actress lacks the special accent and the voice that made Marilyn Monroe special.

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“She is phenomenal in it,” says Brad Pitt for Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas in No Time To Die (2021).
Ana de Armas in No Time To Die (2021).

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Brad Pitt recently defended his lead actress by saying:

“She is phenomenal in it. That’s a tough dress to fill. It was 10 years in the making. It wasn’t until we found Ana that we could get it across the finish line.”

He stated that it would not have been possible to finish the film if they hadn’t found Ana de Armas to fill the shoes. As for the role, Marilyn Monroe had a lot of followers which she still does. She was an icon in Hollywood and an inspiration for many. To be in her shoes and act out her life takes a lot of guts, something which Ana de Armas clearly has enough of.

The upcoming movie Blonde will also feature Adrian Brody as Arthur Miller and Casper Phillipson as John F. Kennedy. The movie will release on Netflix on 23rd September 2022.

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Source: Screenrant 

Written by Visarg Acharya