Adrien Brody has recently spoken out against viewers’ backlash over the portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in his new movie Blonde.
“I think that since the film is told in this first-person perspective, it works somehow for the film to be a traumatic experience, because you're inside of her — her journey and her longings and her isolation — amidst all of this adulation,” said Brody in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter during movie’s premier at the Venice Film Festival.
The actor noted that both movie and novel of the same name are based on “themes of exploitation and trauma”.
“Marilyn’s life, unfortunately, was full of that,” remarked the 41-year-old.
Brody added, “It's brave, and it takes a while to digest. And I think it's in conflict with what the public's perception of her life is.”
Brody gushes Ana de Armas for depicting Monroe, saying, “Ana's work here is just brilliant”.
Meanwhile, the Oscar winner also praised Andrew Dominik for his “fearless film-making”.