No Time to Die star Ana De Armas has teased her transformation into iconic actress Marilyn Monroe for upcoming Netflix movie Blonde.
The actress, who will be seen in the latest James Bond adventure as CIA agent Paloma, will play Marilyn in Blonde, a fictionalised biopic of the famous movie star, singer and model's life.
She has now revealed to Allure that she cried the first time that she had her hair and make-up done for the role, calling it "a big, big deal for me".
"It was a very important role for me, a big challenge, something that I was preparing for a very long time – and to finally sit in the chair and put the wig and makeup on... it was very special," she said.
"I completely transformed. One of the most beautiful things about my job, I think, is to see yourself become someone else."
She added that she has been blonde herself before but never as bright blonde as Marilyn Monroe was, so her new look was a big change for her.
"At some points, she was completely platinum," the actress said. "But at the beginning, she was more of a golden blonde. [For the film] I had around five wigs with different lengths and colours. We had to do some ageing makeup because it went over so many years of her life."
Blonde will co-star Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson, with Andrew Dominik writing and directing the film.
The movie is based on the book of the same name by author Joyce Carol Oates and is due for release at some point in 2021.
Oates recently revealed that she has seen the rough cut of the movie and called it "startling, brilliant, very disturbing & [perhaps most surprisingly] an utterly 'feminist' interpretation".
No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond movie, has a new release date of November 12 in the UK and November 20 in the US.
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