The collaboration of Chris Evans and Ana de Armas is what launched the latter’s career and fame in Hollywood. Although the Cuban actress is one of the most talented and dynamic performers in her own right, she had remained relatively unknown and under the radar until her appearance in the Christie-esque darkwood set murder mystery. , Knives out. Since her breakout role in the film, Ana de Armas has been on a warpath to conquer the industry with singularly stunning performances.
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Chris Evans shares his first reaction to Blond Actress
Chris Evans, of Captain America fame, appeared in two films with the Blond actress Ana de Armas. After their appearance in Knives out (2019), the duo reunited again in the high-octane Netflix action movie directed by Russo Brothers, The gray man (2022). Although receptive to lackluster reviews, both have moved on to other projects, de Armas has now focused more significantly on the release of her pre-pandemic psychological thriller Andrew Dominik, Blondloosely based on the life of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
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During the time of the two actors on the set of The gray man, their friendship that had become remarkably heartwarming over the years proved to be true when de Armas decided to host a screening. When Ana de Armas appeared as Marilyn Monroe, Evans was more than surprised. The Marvel veteran later divulged,
“I think it was one of the first opportunities she had to really get into something incredibly demanding. I didn’t see a bit of fear; I saw excitement. I remember looking at it and saying, ‘OK, that’s Marilyn…where’s your picture? That’s you? Holy shit! You’re going to win an Oscar for that!’”
Ana de Armas’ rise to become the next starlet
Ana de Armas has evolved more than her contemporaries over the years until Blond. His career resurgence began with Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and quickly escalated into her Bond girl role in no time to die (2021) and the disturbingly good deep waters (2022). But before the most deserving mentions, the actress built on lesser-known films like Keanu Reeves starring Keanu Reeves Exposed (2016), network of wasps (2019), The informant (2019), and Sergio (2020), among others.
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Her dominant screen presence came much later and her casting as Marilyn Monroe by Andrew Dominik was a crucial aspect responsible for achieving that goal. Ana de Armas reconciled feelings of rejection and being inadequate while delivering her career-defining performance in Blond. The overwhelming emotions that invade the frames ebb and flow with a violent undertone of reality behind Monroe’s aura. de Armas not only manages to pull off the psychological drama, but makes it felt in every move and curve of his performance, which previous biopics in their deifying portrayal have failed to do. Inasmuch as Oscar’s request from Evans might not seem like too far-fetched an idea.
Netflix movie NC-17, Blondpremieres on Netflix on September 28, 2022.