The film Blonde is a fictionalized account of the life of the legendary Marilyn Monroe. The premiere of Andrew Dominik’s Blonde on Netflix has been met with mixed reviews. The film is based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates of the same name, which provides a fictionalized journey through the life of Marilyn Monroe.
Ana de Armas plays Monroe in the film Blonde, with Bobby Cannavale playing her second husband, Joe DiMaggio, and Adrien Brody portraying her third playwright Arthur Miller. “It was the most intense work I’ve ever done as an actress,” she said to EW.
“For that, I spent an entire year studying and practicing my accent and everything else you can think of. For a long time, I have been reading up on the subject, chatting to Andrew Dominik, and otherwise getting ready to get started. The filming schedule was so intense that it lasted for an entire three months.”
In her own words, she continued: “It was the loveliest act I have ever performed. I, for one, cannot wait for its release. Indeed, Andrew is a genius, and his film is something truly exceptional. In my experience, he is among the top filmmakers I have collaborated with.”
Continue reading to learn more about the Blonde cast.
1. Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe/Norma Jean Mortensen
As everyone knows, Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jean Mortensen, is a cultural phenomenon known worldwide as a sex symbol, a Hollywood A-lister, and a dedicated actress. Blonde is a fictionalized analysis of her life and mental health from beginning to end. Blade Runner 2049, Knives Out, No Time to Die, Deep Water, and The Gray Man are just a few of the films where the Cuban actress shined.
2. Actor Bobby Cannavale plays retired athlete Joe DiMaggio
Baseball player for the New York Yankees and Marilyn Monroe’s second husband. Cannavale has become well-known for his parts in Mr. Robot, Vinyl, and Third Watch on television. His performances on Will & Grace and Boardwalk Empire earned him Emmys.
The Station Agent, Blue Jasmine, Spy, Ant-Man, I, Tonya, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Irishman, and Sing 2 are just a few of the films in which Cannavale has appeared.
3. Actor Adrien Brody portrays Author/Playwright Arthur Miller
One of the most prominent playwrights of his time, he would later marry Marilyn for the third time. They tied the knot the same year he finalized his divorce from his first wife and stayed together for five blissful years. Adrien Brody, who won an Academy Award for his role in The Pianist, is an American actor who has appeared in various films.
These include The Thin Red Line, The Village, King Kong, The Darjeeling Limited, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Predators, Midnight in Paris, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The French Dispatch. Brody has also been seen in the most recent season of Peaky Blinders.
4. Charlie “Cass” Chaplin Jr. is portrayed by Xavier Samuel
An American actor who shares his surname with a silent film legend. Australian actor who has appeared in films like Adore, September, Newcastle, The Loved Ones, Frankenstein, A Few Best Men, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Spin Out.
5. Gladys Pearl Baker, portrayed by Julianne Nicholson
The mother of Norma Jean Mortensen, who had a mental illness. August: Osage County, Tully, Kinsey, Conviction, Black Mass, Togo, and I, Tonya, are just a few of the films in which the American actress has starred.
In addition to her Emmy-winning performance in Mare of Easttown, Nicholson has starred in the television programs Ally McBeal, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Boardwalk Empire, and Masters of Sex.
6. Caspar Phillipson portrays John F. Kennedy/The President.
Here, the 35th President of the United States of America is shown as Marilyn Monroe’s abusive lover. The Danish actor is famous for portraying John F. Kennedy in the film Jackie, in which he looked strikingly like the late President.
7. Allan “Whitey” Snyder is portrayed by Toby Huss.
Makeup artist to Marilyn Monroe. Huss has become well-known thanks to his appearances in shows like Pete & Pete, King of the Hill, Carnivale, and Halt & Catch Fire.