Ana de Armas Criticizes Netflix Marilyn Monroe Biopic Blonde’s ‘NC-17 Rating’

Ana De Armas said that she didn't understand why that happened and revealed that she can tell a number of shows or movies that are way more explicit content than Blonde.

Ana de Armas’ starring film Blonde is all set to release on Netflix on September 28. There’s controversy over Netflix sharing an upcoming film with an NC-17 rating. However, in a recent interview with Lofficiel USA., the actress, who plays Marilyn Monroe in the movie, opens up about the decision regarding the rating.

The actress shared, “I didn’t understand why that happened. I can tell you a number of shows or movies that are way more explicit content than Blonde. 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.” Armas continues, “It needed to be explained. Everyone [in the cast] knew we had to go to uncomfortable places. I wasn’t the only one.”

No Time To Die actress also admits that the film had to cover all of the uncomfortable and raw aspects of the late movie star’s life. For de Armas, it was more than just imitating Monroe. “My job wasn’t to imitate her,” she says. “I was interested in her feelings, her journey, her insecurities, and her voice, in the sense that she didn’t really have one.”

Blonde is based on a 2000 book by Joyce Carol Oates and is directed by Andrew Dominik. The director blew off the uproar in February, “It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, right? I want to go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story.” Blonde has been a longtime project for Dominik with shooting first scheduled to start way back in January 2011.

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Netflix Blonde cast also includes Adrien Brody, Xavier Samuel, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher, Evan Williams, Toby Huss, David Warshofsky, Caspar Phillipson, Dan Butler, Sara Paxton and Rebecca Wisocky. The upcoming Netflix film boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Netflix’s Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private life.