Ana de Armas believes Marilyn Monroe was 'with' her on 'Blonde' set

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Blonde director Andrew Dominik has teased an uncompromising look at the life of Marilyn Monroe, starring Ana de Armas. (Netflix)
Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. (Netflix)

Ana de Armas has said she thinks Marilyn Monroe was "with" her on the set of Blonde.

The James Bond actor is playing the Hollywood legend in the upcoming Netflix biopic, which is based on Joyce Carol Oates's book of the same name.

And it seems she felt the late star's presence while she was filming.

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Speaking as she promoted Blonde at Venice Film Festival, de Armas said: "I truly believe that she was very close to us. She was with us."

The actor, 34, said she thought Monroe was "happy".

The star said she felt the screen legend's presence. (Netflix)
The star said she felt the screen legend's presence. (Netflix)

"She would also throw things off the wall sometimes and get mad if she didn't like something," she told press.

"And this is true. These things happened. And being in the same places that she was, filming in her house, it was a very strong sensation. It was something in the air.

"And I think she was approving of what we were doing."

Ana de Armas attending a special screening of The Gray Man, at BFI Southbank in London Picture date: Tuesday July 19, 2022. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics
Ana de Armas said she thinks Monroe was 'happy'. (Matt Crossick/Empics)

Blonde - which was written and directed by Andrew Dominik - paints a fictional portrait of the life of Monroe, documenting her life from being Norma Jeane Baker to becoming a screen icon.

“Andrew’s ambitions were very clear from the start - to present a version of Marilyn Monroe’s life through her lens,” de Armas previously told Netflix Queue.

American actress Marilyn Monroe at London Airport. She has come to England to film the
Blonde will be on Netflix this month. (PA)

"He wanted the world to experience what it actually felt like to not only be Marilyn, but also Norma Jeane. I found that to be the most daring, unapologetic, and feminist take on her story that I had ever seen.”

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The film debuted at the festival this week and received a 14-minute standing ovation.

Blonde will be on Netflix on 23 September.

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