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Entertainment It took Ana de Armas 9 months to get Marilyn Monroe's voice right for her upcoming Netflix movie

01:44  31 january  2021
01:44  31 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming Netflix movie , "Blonde." To pull off playing Marilyn Monroe you don't just have to get her look right , but also her voice . And that was a major challenge for Ana de Armas . The Cuban-born actress known best for her role in "Knives Out" and the upcoming James Bond movie , "No Time to Die" (as well as her seemingly recently-ended relationship with Ben Affleck), revealed in a new profile in The Sunday Times of London that she spent a lot of time getting her voice to come close to the bubbly.

Ana de Armas will star as Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming biopic Blonde. January 24, 2021, 8:15 PM·2 min read. Playing Marilyn Monroe is no easy task! In a new interview with U.K. publication The Sunday Times, which took place prior to her split from Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas — who will play the legendary screen siren in the upcoming film Blonde — shared that it took months of work to perfect Monroe ' s signature breathy voice .

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  • Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming Netflix movie, "Blonde."
  • She told The Sunday Times "it was a big torture" getting the icon's voice right, which took nine months in total, she said.
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To pull off playing Marilyn Monroe you don't just have to get her look right, but also her voice. And that was a major challenge for Ana de Armas.

The Cuban-born actress known best for her role in "Knives Out" and the upcoming James Bond movie, "No Time to Die" (as well as her seemingly recently-ended relationship with Ben Affleck), revealed in a new profile in The Sunday Times of London that she spent a lot of time getting her voice to come close to the bubbly high-pitched tone that the iconic starlet Monroe had for the upcoming Netflix biopic, "Blonde."

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IMDb, the world' s most popular and authoritative source for movie , TV and celebrity content. When you close your eyes and think of Marilyn Monroe , you probably have the image of the American bombshell actress with beautiful blonde hair and a very distinct voice . You might not immediately imagine a brunette Cuban woman, huh? Well, in Andrew Dominik’ s upcoming film, “Blonde,” Ana de Armas tackles the role of Monroe and had to endure quite a bit to ditch her Cuban accent to pass as the Hollywood legend.

Ana de Armas has revealed it was ‘torture’ to try and get Marilyn Monroe ’ s voice right for her upcoming film (Picture: YouTube/Getty). The Cuban actress, 32, is the latest star to take on the challenge of playing one of Hollywood’s most iconic figures in upcoming Netflix film, Blonde. It turns out preparation for the biopic was even more tasking than the Knives Out actress had been anticipating.

"I tried!" de Armas, 32, said. "It only took me nine months of dialect coaching, and practicing, and some [automated dialogue replacement] sessions."

"It was a big torture, so exhausting," she continued. "My brain was fried."

In "Blonde," based on the 2000 novel by Joyce Carol Oates, de Armas plays Monroe, who became a "blonde bombshell" star in Hollywood thanks to her comedic performances in movies during the 1950s like "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "The Seven Year Itch," and "Some Like It Hot."

Marilyn Monroe standing in front of a curtain: Marilyn Monroe. Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images © Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images Marilyn Monroe. Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images

Her stunning looks and iconic style turned her into a legend following her untimely death in 1962 at the age of 36.

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Esquire - Going 'Blonde' wasn't all fun Knives Out' s breakout star Ana de Armas couldn't really speak English when she moved to Los Angeles and started appearing in films like Knock Knock and War Dogs, learning her lines phonetically. Obviously she managed to make it work, so you'd think only having to try and …

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Michelle Williams was the last to deliver a memorable performance playing Monroe. In the 2011 movie, "My Week with Marilyn," she earned an Oscar nomination. At the time, Williams told Deadline in an interview how she went about tackling the legend's distinct voice.

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"In watching everything she ever did, I saw her experimenting and forming Marilyn Monroe over time," Williams said of Monroe, whose real name was Norma Jeane. "Her voice is much lower, the sexy husky thing is in a lower register and it became breathier and higher as she developed her persona. So I could actually see it being built and follow her steps. It gave me courage: This didn't come naturally to her, so I didn't have to expect it to come naturally to myself."

Hopefully, that little factoid found its way to de Armas in the process of transforming her voice, which has a distinct Cuban accent, into one of the most recognizable in movie history.

"Blonde" will be released on Netflix later this year.

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