Ana de Armas has stated that Jamie Lee Curtis assumed she was a “young woman with no experience or sophistication” and is new to Hollywood. Jamie Lee Curtis has stated that she is “embarrassed” for admitting this.
In the 2019 criminal mystery movie Knives, both actresses played lead roles. In a new interview with Elle Curtis, she opened up about the “assumptions” she made when she met de Armas.
“I took it, and I say it with real shame, because she came from Cuba, which had just arrived”, She confessed.
“I assumed she was a young woman with no experience or sophistication. That first day, I asked her things like, ‘Oh, what are her dreams?’”
When Curtis and de Armas first met on the set of Knives De Armas, She had already starred opposite Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 and also starred in the comedy War Dogs from 2016. Before acting in American films, the 34-year-old actress had been working in Cuban and Spanish productions for over a decade.
Curtis went on to say that she was so impressed with De Armas’ performance in Knives that she offered to cast Steven Spielberg with the idea of her being cast as Maria in the director’s next film, West Side Story , a role that Raquel Ziegler eventually got.
The star of Crazy Friday also told the publication that she wanted to introduce de Armas to Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal. She said she was surprised to learn that de Armas already knew Jake and had several contacts in Hollywood.
De Armas will soon play Marilyn Monroe opposite Adrien Brody in director Andrew Dominik’s Blonde . The film, adapted from the 2000 historical fiction novel by Joyce Carol Oates, debuts on Netflix on September 23.