Chris Evans responds to seeing Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde

Chris Evans responds to seeing Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde

Chris Evans shares what his first reaction was when he saw Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Although de Armas has been acting since she was a teenager, her roles in films like Blade Runner 2049 and Knives Out have become known to American audiences. Knives Out saw de Armas play Marta Cabrera, a nurse who gets involved in an intricate murder plot alongside Evans’ infamous character, Ransom. Then De Armas teamed up with Evans again this summer on The Gray Man, a Netflix thriller in which he played a supporting role.

Following a fan-favorite twist on No Time to Die, De Armas will appear in Blonde, a fictional story about the life and death of icon Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s. Written and directed by Andrew Dominic, the film is based on the book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. The first trailer for Blonde actually showed De Armas’ impressive transformation into the late star, with the actor featuring a noticeable physical transformation and accent. The NC-17-rated blonde got a standing ovation for 14 minutes at the Venice Film Festival premiere, but critics’ reviews are relatively mixed. Many agree, however, that de Armas’ performance is particularly impressive.

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In a new interview with Variety, Evans recalls his first reaction when he saw Camera de Armas as Monroe in Blond. More broadly, Evans says he thought Blonde was “incredibly demanding” for her co-star in Knives Out and states that de Armas was very excited about the role. Check out Evans’ full comment below:

“I think this was one of the first opportunities he had to sink his teeth into something so hard. I didn’t see an iota of fear. I saw the excitement. I remember watching [her camera test] And they say, “Okay, this is Marilyn… where does she take you? Holy shit! That’s why you’re going to win an Oscar!”

Could Ana de Armas win an Oscar for her role as Marilyn Monroe?

Although de Armas is now a well-known actor in Hollywood, Blonde marks the actor’s first major transformation into a starring role. Trailers for the movie have already shown how immersed de Armas has become in the world of Monroe, and as we’ve seen in many films in the past, the Academy Awards have a tendency to recognize actors who have undergone major transformations, particularly when it comes to embodying famous historical figures. While reviews for Blonde may be generally mixed, Evans’ suggestion that de Armas might be a best actress contender is certainly not unprecedented.

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It remains to be seen how loyal a fair blonde will remain to the general public at the time of its release on Netflix, but if early reviews are any indication, de Armas’ performance alone will be reason enough for many viewers to look out for the film. Despite rave reviews of de Armas’ performance, Blond’s graphic argument and NC-17 rating may put at least some viewers off. However, it is unclear whether the controversial rating will affect her Oscar chances. Thankfully, de Armas fans now have less than a week to wait before Blonde hits Netflix and can see if Evans’ enthusiasm is real.

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Key Release Dates

  • Blonde release date: 09-23-2022

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