Ana de Armas Talks Learning Marilyn Monroe’s Voice for the Movie: It Was “So Exhausting”
When Ana de Armas signed on to play Marilyn Monroe in an upcoming film, she didn’t expect to have such a hard time perfecting her voice.
The 32-year-old ‘Knives Out’ star revealed it took him nine months of coaching to master Monroe’s breathy voice.
De Armas told British publication The Sunday Times: “It only took me nine months of dialect coaching and practice, and a few ADR sessions.”
She added, “It was great torture, so exhausting. My brain was fried.”
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The 2021 biopic is titled “Blonde” and according to IMDB will be “a fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.”
It also stars Bobby Cannavale and Adrien Brody and was directed by Andrew Dominik.
“I had a lot of thoughts as a woman in the industry, and even in general, about how things from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s relate so much to the present day,” de Armas reflected. “And how if you don’t have a solid foundation, with your family and so on, is it really hard to get out of this – really hard.”
2021 is shaping up to be a busy year for de Armas as she also stars as a Bond girl in “No Time to Die” which is due to hit theaters on October 8, 2021, after multiple delays due to the pandemic.
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The Cuban-born actress recently split from actor/writer/director Ben Affleck. They were first linked in March 2020 after meeting on the set of their movie “Deep Water.”
People magazine reported that the breakup happened because the stars were at “different times in their lives.”
“There’s a deep love and respect there,” a source told the outlet. “Ben continues to want to work on himself. He has three jobs lined up and he’s a solid dad at home. They’re both happy with where they are in their lives.”
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Another source close to the former couple added that “she broke up.”
“Their relationship was complicated,” the insider added. “Ana doesn’t want to be based in LA and Ben obviously has to since his kids live in LA.”