Netflix 'Blonde': Ana de Armas in TEARS after Marilyn Monroe's biopic receives standing ovation at Venice Film Festival

Ana de Armas couldn't control her emotions and was in tears after her movie 'Blonde' received a standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival

Netflix 'Blonde': Ana de Armas in TEARS after Marilyn Monroe's biopic receives standing ovation at Venice Film Festival
Ana de Armas arrives at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Netflix)
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VENICE, ITALY: Netflix’s upcoming movie ‘Blonde’ is undoubtedly one of the highly anticipated movies of the year and everyone knows why. The movie is fictionalized take on Marilyn Monroe’s life and the challenges she faced in her life. Before the world could see it, a handful number of people and critics were able to attend a special screening of the movie at the Venice Film Festival and it seems Ana de Armas has just given a career-defining performance as Marilyn.

The film had a screening at this year’s event and as soon as the movie ended, the entire erupted with joy and gave the movie standing at the 79th Venice Film Festival. However, there’s a bit of confusion as to how long the ovation was. Brad Pitt, who is one of the producers of the movie, seemed pretty excited as soon as the movie ended and was seen encouraging the crowd to applaud the cast and crew of the movie. Ana de Armas couldn’t control her emotions and was in tears at the screening. She was smiling and applauding while having tears in her eyes.

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Variety reported that the movie received a 14-minute standing ovation while Deadline revealed that ‘Blonde’ got a rousing 11-minute ovation at the film festival.

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The first wave of reactions has already started pouring and they are pretty polarizing. However, Armas’ performance is being hailed as one of the year’s best and a lot of people are saying that the actor has given a “powerful” and “committed” performance as Marilyn Monroe in one of the most divisive movies of the year. Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson praised Armas for her fierce performance and believed that Armas paints a “vivid and frightening picture of the madness of fame.”

On the other hand, The Hollywood Reporter noted that Armas gives a “raw” performance that “strips the most examined woman in pop-culture history bare, literally and metaphorically.” Meanwhile, Variety called her performance a “standout."

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Ana De Armas as Marilyn Monroe in 'Blonde' (Netflix)
Ana De Armas as Marilyn Monroe in 'Blonde' (Netflix)

Based on the bestselling novel written by Joyce Carol Oates, ‘Blonde’ chronicles the journey of one of Hollywood’s biggest icons and shows how she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s. The movie has been given an “NC-17” rating which is the highest rating in the MPAA rating system. It means that ‘Blonde’ is not suitable for anyone who has not turned 18. The aforementioned rating has annoyed a lot of people, especially Armas.

‘Blonde’ also stars Adrien Brody (Arthur Miller), Bobby Cannavale (Joe DiMaggio), Julianne Nicholson (Gladys Pearl Baker), and Xavier Samuel (Charles Chaplin Jr) in pivotal roles.

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Brad Pitt, Ana de Armas, Dede Gerdner and Jeremy Kleiner attend the Netflix Film
Brad Pitt, Ana de Armas, Dede Gerdner, and Jeremy Kleiner attend the Netflix Film 'Blonde' on red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 08, 2022, in Venice, Italy. (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Netflix)

‘Blonde’ premieres exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, September 28.

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