Ana de Armas said it’s “disgusting” that the nudity from her highly anticipated Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde – which is rated NC-17 – is going viral on the internet.
The 34-year-old Cuban-Spanish actress looked stunning on the cover of Variety magazine’s latest issue, where she opened up about how she’ll react once clips of her nude body go viral.
Bringing up the subject unprompted, Ana stressed that context is important as she said, “I know what’s going to go viral.
“And it’s disgusting. It’s annoying just thinking about it. I can’t control it; They can’t really control what they do and how they take things out of context. I don’t think I thought about it; it just gave me bad taste thinking about the future of these clips.’
Many of the reviews of the highly anticipated flick commented on how far director Andrew Dominik took Marilyn’s story into the depths of despair.
Ana commented, “I did things in this film that I would never have done for anyone else. I did it for her and I did it for Andrew.’
The talented actress was so immersed in the role of the icon that she had a hard time leaving the character behind when she flew to London to film the James Bond film No Time To Die, to a day after to play her character Paloma in Blonde’s wrap, explaining, “I couldn’t say goodbye.
“I couldn’t shake it. I couldn’t let her go. I’ve visited her cemetery a couple of times – I would have loved to go again.”
As a result, Ana thinks there’s some Marilyn in her James Bond character as she said: “Now if you think about Paloma. I’m sure there’s some Marilyn in there.
‘There is! Her energy and her charm and that thing where she was lit from within — Paloma stole a little bit from her.”
The film, which was rated NC-17, explores the actress’ history of abuse at the hands of powerful men and her descent into substance abuse.
Adrien Brody, credited as The Playwright, stars as her third and final husband, Arthur Miller, while Bobby Cannavale stars as her second husband, ex-athlete, Joe DiMaggio.
However, the film is not strictly a biopic or a narrative of her life, as the novel on which it is based takes significant liberties with Monroe’s life.
The film has received polarizing reviews from critics, although Ana received near-universal acclaim and Oscar rapture for her performance, which required her to go topless for large portions of the film.
Blonde is directed by Andrew Dominik, who previously directed Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck in the acclaimed western drama The Assassination Of Jessie James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007) before teaming with Pitt for the neo-noir crime thriller Killing Them Softly (2012) reunited).
After his latest film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month, it hit theaters in New York City on September 16th.
Blonde will be expanded to more theaters on September 23 before premiering on Netflix on September 28.