3 Aug - The Marilyn Monroe Estate has recently defended actress Ana de Armas, following the backlash over her portrayal of the Hollywood icon in the upcoming Netflix movie, "Blonde".
Marc Rosen, president of entertainment at Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which owns the Marilyn Monroe Estate, stated, "Marilyn Monroe is a singular Hollywood and pop culture icon that transcends generations and history. Any actor that steps into that role knows they have big shoes to fill."
"Based on the trailer alone, it looks like Ana was a great casting choice as she captures Marilyn's glamour, humanity and vulnerability. We can't wait to see the film in its entirety!"
Some viewers recently expressed outrage over de Armas' casting following the release of the trailer online, stating that her Cuban accent could be heard in the trailer and that she does not match Marilyn 's iconic breathy voice.
In a previous interview, de Armas stated that she took nine months of dialect coaching and ADR sessions to get the accent right.
"Blonde" is based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates - a reimagination of the actress' life from her childhood through her rise to stardom.