People are comparing Ana de Armas’ Marilyn Monroe accent in ‘Blonde’ to Lady Gaga in ‘House of Gucci’
Knives out Star Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in upcoming biopic titled Blond. Many audiences are excited to see how she approaches the role, but others are a bit weary after seeing Lady Gaga in Gucci House. Reddit started quite a conversation about what they want de Armas to do as Monroe.
Ana de Armas stars in NC-17’s Marilyn Monroe biopic titled ‘Blonde’
Netflix attempts another biopic with Blond, which stars de Armas as Monroe. This new look offers an NC-17 look back at his life. It is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. However, de Armas won’t do a look at Monroe’s life, as it’s a re-imagining of the star’s personal life.
Blond picks up from Norma Jeane’s childhood and leads through her rise to stardom and explores her romantic entanglements. The film seeks to give a glimpse into Monroe’s life through her eyes, rather than the romanticized Hollywood look with which most other features approximate the icon.
People are comparing Ana de Armas’ Marilyn Monroe accent to Lady Gaga’s in ‘House of Gucci’
Netflix released an official statement Blond teaser that shows de Armas as Monroe in the Netflix biopic. It gives insight into the film’s appearance, as well as the actor’s transformation. However, the audience doesn’t listen very closely to the way she speaks in the teaser.
Reddit talks about a new promotional image released of de Armas as Monroe in Blond. They recognize the talent of the actress but fear that she is not a perfect fit for the role. They specifically point to his accent as a problem.
“Ana de Armas looks the part and she is undoubtedly a talented actress, but I still wonder if she can pull off the accent,” wrote one Redditor. “Everything I’ve seen her in, she uses her natural accent.”
Another Redditor mentioned that she spent 9 months with a dialect coach, which started the conversation around Gaga and her accent in Gucci House. They said she also had a dialect coach, but that didn’t help much.
However, another person wrote that if anything, Gaga didn’t go overboard enough in Gucci House.
“The funny thing is that Gaga’s accent is kinda too generous“, wrote the Redditor. “The real Patrizia Gucci couldn’t pronounce ‘th’ correctly and frequently added phantom vowels. Gaga comfortably does English dental fricatives and is very frugal in adding extra vowels, mostly changing the shape of the vowels. who are supposed to be there. It’s a “very Hollywood accent” for the benefit of easy listening.
They continued, “Everyone says Gaga’s accent was wrong because it’s so ridiculous. The reality is that his accent was fake because it’s not ridiculous enough.
Other people remain hopeful, pointing to Kristen Stewart in ‘Spencer’
However, other Redditors commented on how de Armas could surprise the world by Blond like Kristen Stewart did in spencer. Many people were initially hesitant about how she would play Princess Diana, especially when it came to the accent. Stewart went on to earn an Oscar nomination for her spencer performance and won the hearts of people all over the world.
De Armas has the potential to do the same with her role as Monroe in Blond. She is already an audience favorite with her performances in films such as Knives out and no time to die. Monroe’s biopic is another opportunity for her to impress audiences with her versatile acting ability.
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