Marilyn Monroe’s ghost made her presence felt during the filming of “Blonde,” a fictional biopic of her life, throwing objects around the set when she got angry, the actress who played her, Ana de Armas, said on Thursday. fair (8).
The Netflix film, directed by Andrew Dominik, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, exploring some key moments in the troubled life of an enduring Hollywood icon.
“I really believe she was very close to us. She was with us,” said the Cuban-born actress, who needed voice training to disguise her Spanish accent and capture Marilyn’s essence.
The opening scenes were filmed in the same apartment where Marilyn, then named Norma Jeane Baker, lived with her mentally ill mother. The death scene was also filmed in the same room where the famous actress had died.
De Armas admitted he knew little about Marilyn, an emblem of the 20th century America, when he accepted the role, but said he immersed himself in the character before filming began.
“She was everything I thought about, she was everything I dreamed of, she was all I could talk about, she was with me and she was beautiful,” she said.
“Blonde”, which also features Adrien Brody and Julianne Nicholson, is one of 23 films competing for the festival’s main prize, the Golden Lion, which will be delivered on September 10.
Watch the trailer for ‘Blonde’