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    “We Had To Go To Uncomfortable Places”: Ana De Armas On The NC-17 Rating Of ‘Blonde’

    Ana De Armas has come a long way. The Cuban actress started out with roles in short films and independent Spanish films. She is now one of the most talked about actresses in Hollywood. Ana is set to portray Marilyn Monroe in the biographical psychological drama film ‘Blonde.’

    The Netflix film has been in the news for being the only 2022 film to receive an NC-17 rating. It is also the first instance to be released through a streaming platform. The 34-year-old actress has now responded and slammed the rating given to the film. Only time will tell if this publicity will help the film in a positive way.

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    Ana De Armas Slams The NC-17 Rating Of ‘Blonde’

    Ana de Armas attacked over her cuban accent in the film Blonde's trailer
    Ana de Armas

    Armas portrays Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming film ‘Blonde.’ It is set to release on September 28 on Netflix after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

    In an interview with the French magazine L’Officiel, the ‘Knives Out‘ actress slammed the NC-17 rating given to the film. “I didn’t understand why that happened“, she said.

    The actress further said, “I can tell you a number of shows or movies that are way more explicit with a lot more sexual content thanBlonde.'”

    But to tell this story it is important to show all these moments in Marilyn’s life that made her end up the way that she did. It needed to be explained. Everyone [in the cast] knew we had to go to uncomfortable places. I wasn’t the only one.”

    Blonde‘ received the rare adults-only rating for “some sexual content” by the Motion Picture Association in March this year.

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    Armas Practiced The Accent For A Year


    Armas is seen using a different accent in the trailer of ‘Blonde‘. She revealed that she worked on her accent for over a year with a dialect coach.

    It took me nine months of dialect coaching, and practicing and some ADR sessions [to get the accent right]. It was a big torture, so exhausting. My brain was fried”, she said.

    Ana had earlier talked about how important was it for her to play Monroe, being a Cuban. “Playing Marilyn was groundbreaking. A Cuban playing Marilyn Monroe. I wanted it so badly. You see that famous photo of her and she is smiling in the moment, but that’s just a slice of what she was really going through at the time.”

    While some people have criticized her casting and the accent, Monroe’s estate has extended their support for the film.

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