How Ana de Armas got script to 'The Gray Man' CHANGED because her character 'needed work'
'The Gray Man' sees De Armas play CIA agent Dani Miranda who looks at the mission as a big deal for her career trajectory
Ana de Armas stole the limelight in her brief, but impactful appearance as Paloma in Daniel Craig's 'No Time to Die' last year. Not just did it cement her status as a bonafide potential action heroine, but it also saw her bag a role in the much-awaited Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling's Netflix thriller 'The Gray Man'. In what comes as the latest piece of news, the 34-year-old star got some part of the movie script changed and had her reasons for it.
De Armas will be reuniting with both her former co-stars Gosling ('Blade Runner 2049') and Evans ('Knives Out'). In an interview with Elle, she explained that her relationship with Gosling's character in the movie swayed away from being his romantic interest. She revealed that she signed the movie after her Bond flick and Marilyn Monroe's portrait 'Blonde' was delayed due to the pandemic. She also added that the script of 'The Gray Man' needed work after she had initially read it.
"My character needed work," De Armas said, citing a sitdown with Joe and Anthony Russo. “But the meeting went so well. Those two are so much fun." The actress also shared her honest thoughts working on the genre. “The truth is, I never thought I was going to be an action actor. It wasn’t my thing,” she told the outlet. “You have to be careful because it’s not what I want to put the focus on. This is not where I’m the most comfortable, to be honest, because I feel ridiculous. And it takes a lot of work.”
'The Gray Man' sees De Armas play CIA agent Dani Miranda who looks at the mission as a big deal for her career trajectory. Such was the extensive preparation for the character that she even reached out to a real CIA agent to prep better for the role. There might have also been a bit of a giveaway as she said the Russo Brothers were looking at it as a franchise. Previously, one of the Russo brothers shared their thoughts on what made the film the most expensive Netflix content to date. “There are, like, nine action sequences, and it’s so relentless in that regard. It was relentless to make,” he added.
'The Gray Man' releases July 24 on Netflix.