At the premiere of her Marilyn Monroe biopic, “Blonde,” at the Venice Film Festival, Ana de Armas grew emotional and wept when the film drew a 14-minute applause. She was seen hugging her co-star, Adrien Brody.
The Cuba-born actress stars as Monroe in the movie. It was adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name. Brody essays the role of her third husband, Arthur Miller.
Brody had earlier praised her performance at the film’s press conference, saying de Armas was able to transport him “to another time and place.”
De Armas told the UK publication Sunday Times that the role required a lot of preparation.
‘It took me nine months of dialect coaching, and practicing and some additional dialogue replacement sessions [to perfect the accent]. It was a big torture, so exhausting. My brain was fried,” she told the outlet.
Brad Pitt, a producer on the film, also showed up to the premiere.
Blonde releases on Netflix on 28 September.