Ana de Armas transforms into Marilyn Monroe for Netflix's ‘Blonde’

It's Ana de Armas like you've never seen her before. On June 16, Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming film Blonde, starring the actress as Marilyn Monroe. Ana, a natural brunette, sports the late Hollywood icon's trademark platinum blond hairstyle. The trailer also shows Ana re-enacting Marilyn's most iconic movie scenes, like wearing a white halter dress, with air from a subway vent sending her skirt billowing above her knees. Another features Ana as the late star in her strapless pink gown, singing Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend onstage. The new film also stars Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson. "Blonde boldly reimagines the complicated life of icon Marilyn Monroe," Netflix's synopsis notes. "Blurring the lines of fact and fiction, the film artfully explores the tension between her public and private life." And while some like it hot, Ana likes it as a challenge, calling the role "the most intense work" she's ever done. "It took me a year to prepare for that," she told Entertainment Weekly. Blonde will be released on Netflix on Sept 23.