Blonde: Ana de Armas visited Marilyn Monroe’s grave during production

When you play an icon on the silver screen, you can say that the performance itself is tribute enough. But others take it to the grave – literally. Actress Ana de Armas recently revealed that she visited Marilyn Monroe’s grave for her upcoming film, Blonde.

On the first day of Andrew Dominik’s production Blonde, Ana de Armas went to Marilyn Monroe’s actual crypt in Los Angeles’ Westwood Village Memorial Park. Adding to the creepy factor here is that production reportedly began on August 4th, the 60th anniversary of Monroe’s death.

“We got this big card and everyone on the crew wrote her a message,” Ana de Armas told Another. “Then we went to the cemetery and put it on her grave. We kind of asked for permission.” One wonders if production would have closed if Marilyn Monroe’s ghost had said, “Thanks but no thanks.”

Ana de Armas too recently elaborated how much the role meant to her. “We were making something bigger and something more special than just a movie about [Marilyn]. We were at her service, in a way. She was all I thought about. She was everything I dreamed of. She was all I could talk about. She was with me. And it was beautiful.”

The pressure of playing Marilyn Monroe no doubt got to Ana de Armas. But considering Marilyn Monroe gave her blessing—we’re guessing? – it should have given her a little confidence boost. Manager Andrew Dominick probably seen something. “She had this thing — and that’s why the movie happened.”

Blonde debuted at the Venice International Film Festival earlier this month to mixed reviews. However, our own Chris Bumbray gave it an 8/10 and called Ana de Armas “extraordinary.” You can read his review here!

Blonde coming to Netflix on September 28.

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