Ana de Armas says 'it’s disgusting' that her 'Blonde' nude scenes are going to go viral

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By Asiya Ali

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Ana de Armas has said that it is "disgusting" that the nudity from her highly-anticipated Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde will go viral on the internet.

The 34-year-old actress - who portrays the late Hollywood icon in Andrew Dominik’s upcoming portrait for Netflix - candidly discussed with Variety how she will react when clips of her nude body circulate on social media.

"I know what's going to go viral, and it's disgusting," the actress told the outlet. "It's upsetting just to think about it. I can't control it; you can't really control what they do and how they take things out of context."

The Knives Out actress said that while the idea of her nude scenes going viral left her with "bad taste" it still didn't give her any "second thoughts" about playing the Blonde icon.

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Ana de Armas in Blonde. Credit: Entertainment Pictures / Alamy.

The upcoming movie - which is based on the 2000 novel by Joyce Carol Oates - gives a fictionalized take on Monroe's childhood up until her tragic overdose in 1962.

Netflix has given the biopic an NC-17 rating for nudity and mature scenes - the first time the rating has been given for an original movie from the network.

According to viewers that have already seen the movie, there are several scenes where de Armas is topless, and in some instances, completely nude.

When asked about the movie's sexual nature, the Knock Knock actress told the publication that they are telling Monroe's story "from her point of view," explaining, "I'm making people feel what she felt".

"When we had to shoot these kinds of scenes, like the one with Kennedy, it was difficult for everybody. But at the same time, I knew I had to go there to find the truth," she said - referring to a scene where Monroe visits president John F. Kennedy in a hotel room, and he forces her to perform oral sex on him while he's on the phone.

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ANA DE ARMAS in BLONDE (2022). Credit: Album / Alamy.

Elsewhere in the interview, de Armas revealed that she struggled to move on from the role after filming wrapped up. She disclosed that she "couldn’t say goodbye" to the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes star and wanted to visit her burial place "one more time".

This isn't the first time the Deep Water actress spoke deeply about her commitment to portraying the film star. In a separate interview with AnOther magazine, de Armas spoke about asking for "permission" to film the movie from Monroe at her grave.

"We got this big card, and everyone in the crew wrote a message to her," she said. "Then we went to the cemetery and put it on her grave. We were asking for permission in a way."

"Everyone felt a huge responsibility, and we were very aware of the side of the story we were going to tell — the story of Norma Jeane, the person behind this character, Marilyn Monroe. Who was she really?" she added.

The biopic also stars Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller, The Playwright and Monroe's third husband, and Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio, who is featured as Monroe's second husband.

The movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month and was also released in limited theaters in New York City on September 16.

Blonde will premiere on Netflix on September 28.

Featured image credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy

Ana de Armas says 'it’s disgusting' that her 'Blonde' nude scenes are going to go viral

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Ana de Armas has said that it is "disgusting" that the nudity from her highly-anticipated Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde will go viral on the internet.

The 34-year-old actress - who portrays the late Hollywood icon in Andrew Dominik’s upcoming portrait for Netflix - candidly discussed with Variety how she will react when clips of her nude body circulate on social media.

"I know what's going to go viral, and it's disgusting," the actress told the outlet. "It's upsetting just to think about it. I can't control it; you can't really control what they do and how they take things out of context."

The Knives Out actress said that while the idea of her nude scenes going viral left her with "bad taste" it still didn't give her any "second thoughts" about playing the Blonde icon.

wp-image-1263169996 size-full
Ana de Armas in Blonde. Credit: Entertainment Pictures / Alamy.

The upcoming movie - which is based on the 2000 novel by Joyce Carol Oates - gives a fictionalized take on Monroe's childhood up until her tragic overdose in 1962.

Netflix has given the biopic an NC-17 rating for nudity and mature scenes - the first time the rating has been given for an original movie from the network.

According to viewers that have already seen the movie, there are several scenes where de Armas is topless, and in some instances, completely nude.

When asked about the movie's sexual nature, the Knock Knock actress told the publication that they are telling Monroe's story "from her point of view," explaining, "I'm making people feel what she felt".

"When we had to shoot these kinds of scenes, like the one with Kennedy, it was difficult for everybody. But at the same time, I knew I had to go there to find the truth," she said - referring to a scene where Monroe visits president John F. Kennedy in a hotel room, and he forces her to perform oral sex on him while he's on the phone.

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ANA DE ARMAS in BLONDE (2022). Credit: Album / Alamy.

Elsewhere in the interview, de Armas revealed that she struggled to move on from the role after filming wrapped up. She disclosed that she "couldn’t say goodbye" to the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes star and wanted to visit her burial place "one more time".

This isn't the first time the Deep Water actress spoke deeply about her commitment to portraying the film star. In a separate interview with AnOther magazine, de Armas spoke about asking for "permission" to film the movie from Monroe at her grave.

"We got this big card, and everyone in the crew wrote a message to her," she said. "Then we went to the cemetery and put it on her grave. We were asking for permission in a way."

"Everyone felt a huge responsibility, and we were very aware of the side of the story we were going to tell — the story of Norma Jeane, the person behind this character, Marilyn Monroe. Who was she really?" she added.

The biopic also stars Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller, The Playwright and Monroe's third husband, and Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio, who is featured as Monroe's second husband.

The movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month and was also released in limited theaters in New York City on September 16.

Blonde will premiere on Netflix on September 28.

Featured image credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy