There has been quite a lot of hype ahead of the release of Netflix's Blonde, which explores the life of Marilyn Monroe and was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Joyce Carol Oates novel of the same name. But of course, no one knew the pressure of making this film better than Ana de Armas (Knives Out), who fills the role of Monroe. As it turns out, de Armas spent quite a lot of time preparing for the movie, and there was one attribute of Monroe's that she had to work tirelessly to perfect: her voice.
The Deep Water actress was the cover star of Elle this month, where she talked about everything from her role in the upcoming film The Gray Man, to her excitement upon leaving Los Angeles. However, it was her tidbits about working on Blonde that caught our attention. Back in 2021, the 34-year-old star revealed to The Times that it took her 9 months to master Monroe's voice. “It only took me nine months of dialect coaching, and practicing, and some ADR sessions,” she said. “It was a big torture, so exhausting. My brain was fried.”