Ana de Armas thought 'she could never live up' to Marilyn Monroe

By Madison Raymond November 20, 2022
Ana de Armas depicted Marilyn Monroe in Blonde

Ana de Armas revealed the challenges she faced when stepping into Marilyn Monroe's shoes for the film Blonde.

Speaking at Deadline's The Contenders Film in Los Angeles the actress said, "It was important to find the emotional truth in this character."

"One of the biggest themes in this movie is the private and public self. Norma Jean was completely unseen.

"I wanted to capture the essence of that woman, to find the human underneath. It was a long process studying her and her films to understand what she was feeling at all times, always thinking that Norma, for the most part, never thought she could live up to Marilyn. What people thought of her was not at all what she felt like."