Blonde finally debuted on Netflix after a lengthy delay and a significant wave of controversy. Based on Joyce Carol Oates’s book of the same name, which offers a fictionalized account of Marilyn Monroe. Ana de Armas shows up to bring the Hollywood legend to life.
During its screening at the Venice Film Festival, Andrew Dominik’s movie garnered a standing ovation that was primarily devoted to praising De Armas, who not only had an uncanny likeness to the celebrity but also displayed exceptional acting ability. Despite receiving 14 Minute standing ovation, the movie received mixed reviews from the critics.
The 34-year-old Cuban actress had to walk in Marilyn’s shoes and dress like her. The makeup and clothing department of the film did a great job in making her look like the part.
Ana de Armas had to get her cosmetics done for more than two hours before taking the stage. Her hair was the first obstacle for the makeup artist. The actress’s hair needed to be crushed under the silicone cap for a more extended period for De Armas to have Monroe’s hair. Continually changing wigs depended on the required shot on the shooting day.
The wig is only the beginning of the makeup. A face is equally important. The actress first wore blue contact lenses, and to alter Ana’s eyes’ natural shape, fake eyelashes, contours, and other elements were added. The actress’s visage had to be changed by makeup artists. Ana de Armas transforms into Marilyn Monroe because of this precise and ongoing cosmetic treatment, which yields impressive results.