Ana de Armas has defended her depiction of Marilyn Monroe within the controversial Netflix biopic, Blonde.
The actress confronted her share of criticism when it got here to being solid within the function, however the film itself has been extensively panned by many critics. Certainly one of its extra beneficiant evaluations got here from NME, which praised the movie for being “much less a Marilyn Monroe biopic, extra an efficient psychological horror”.
Armas herself has now hit again at those that took up swords in opposition to the movie – and herself. Chatting with The Hollywood Reporter, the Knives Out actor mentioned the biopic was not presupposed to “please individuals”.
Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in ‘Blonde’ CREDIT: Netflix
“After all, the response that will get probably the most consideration is the one within the U.S., however that wasn’t the entire expertise,” she mentioned in response to a query in regards to the movie’s poor reception. “It’s exhausting to listen to these reactions, however you possibly can all the time return to what you skilled, and why you probably did it, and the explanation why you had been drawn to the venture.”
She added: “That isn’t going to vary. You may have the director, and you’ve got different actors which you could all the time discuss to. As exhausting as it’s to listen to when individuals don’t like your movie, it’s what it’s. It was not a film that was made to please individuals or to make individuals prefer it. It’s a exhausting film to look at.”
Addressing the film and its terrible reception with critics and audiences alike, she mentioned: “I don’t assume the film speaks badly about her [Monroe] a bit. I believe it’s the other. I believe it speaks badly in regards to the surroundings and the trade, and that’s a tough capsule to swallow typically for different individuals within the enterprise.
“I really feel just like the film additionally makes the viewers really feel like contributors. We contributed on the time, and we nonetheless contribute, within the exploitation of actors, individuals within the public eye. We, the viewers, do that. And I really feel prefer it’s attainable that some individuals have felt like [someone] pointed a finger at [them].”
Blonde presently has a critic rating of 42 per cent and an viewers rating of 32 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. De Armas’ feedback above aren’t the primary time the actress has defended the movie.
Simply after its launch she responded to outrage over among the movie’s express scenes, insisting that she didn’t really feel unsafe on set. “I didn’t really feel exploited as a result of I used to be in management. I made that call,” she mentioned. “I knew what the film was doing. I trusted my director. I felt like I used to be in a secure surroundings.”