Ana de Armas’ Marilyn Monroe Accent in ‘Blonde’ Trailer Sparks Debate

Ana de Armas’ Marilyn Monroe Accent in ‘Blonde’ Trailer Sparks Debate

Published July 29, 2022
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Fashion watchdog Instagram account Diet Prada asked its followers: “Had to do a double (and triple) take at some of these clips from the new ‘Blonde’ trailer… like is that really Ana de Armas? Also, what do the haters who said her Cuban accent would be an issue have to say now?”

To which, one response from Instagram user Jessie Gurunathan reads: “You can still totally hear an accent but who cares. She is going to be amazing in this. Such a god actress and boy does she look and behave like her.”

While another added: “I love that we are normalizing having actors from different backgrounds and cultures playing these roles. Everyone loved Marylin, all around the world. Why would we expect only American women to want to play her? She was an icon to all.”

Another response said: “everyone seems fixated on ana de armas’ accent in BLONDE but i think that only makes the film more interesting; it emphasizes the inherent artifice in biopics (and in acting overall), which imo is appropriate in a work seemingly dedicated to exploring artifice versus reality.”