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Ana de Armas and boyfriend Paul Boukadakis arrive in NYC amid praise for the star’s Marilyn Monroe role

Ana de Armas and boyfriend Paul Boukadakis were spotted arriving at JFK Airport in New York City on Friday.

The 34-year-old actress and her partner made it a point to stay close as they made their way through the travel center.

The actress’ performance took place on the same day as the limited release of Blonde, in which she stars as Marilyn Monroe.

Ana wore a light beige coat over a crisp white shirt and matching shorts when she arrived at the airport.

The Knives Out star also rocked a matching pair of socks, as well as a pair of leather shoes.

The performer was accessorized with multiple pieces of jewelry and her beautiful brunette hair fell to her shoulders.

Boukadakis kept it relatively casual in a buttoned jacket, white t-shirt and jeans while hanging out with his girlfriend.

Both Ana and her partner wore matching black face coverings to protect against COVID-19 while spending time in public.

The actress has received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Monroe in Blonde, which opened in select theaters across the United States on Friday.

The film is based on Joyce Carol Oate’s 2000 biography of the late actress, which was adapted into a television movie in 2001.

The new version of the film currently has a 65% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the actor receiving high praise for playing the Hollywood icon.

Ana previously opened up about seeing herself as Monroe in Blonde for the first time during an interview with Sunday TODAY host Willie Geist.

The actress opened up about how she remembered the first time she looked in the mirror after transforming into her character as a blonde beauty.

“Everyone in the room started crying; I can tell you. It was very emotional. It got real… you know?’ said the star.

“I had tons of wardrobe changes done, I had like a hundred wardrobe changes on film, and then I did hair and makeup tests separately, but never together. So, that day was kind of like… it felt like she was back or something. I don’t know… I get emotional just thinking about it.’

Describing how she developed a kinship with the icon after studying her life, Ana said, “Sure I feel very protective of her.”

Based on the life of the legendary star, Blonde traces her career from her humble beginnings as Norma Jeane Mortenson to superstar actress Marilyn Monroe.

According to Netflix, the film will tell her private story, a reimagined version of the actress’ life told through a modern lens.

The film is being produced by Brad Pitt’s company Plan B and will be available on September 23 on the Netflix streaming service.

The cast also includes Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller and Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio.

Ana was born in Cuba and to hide her natural accent, she worked with a dialect coach for a year to prepare for the role.

She previously admitted that she struggled with the process of studying Monroe’s voice.

“It took me nine months of dialect coaching, practice and a few ADR sessions [to get the accent right]’ she told the London Times.

She also admitted: “It was a lot of torture, so exhausting. My brain was fried.’

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