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Ana de Armas puts on a leggy display at Venice Film Festival ahead of Blonde premiere

September 7, 2022

She has a big day ahead on Wednesday as her anticipated Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde premieres at the Venice Film Festival.

And on Tuesday, Ana de Armas showed off one of the chic looks from her festival wardrobe as she started the promo trail for the Netflix movie.

The stunning actress wowed in a pair of navy shorts and a matching jacket, while waving to fans gathered in the famous city.

Big week: Ana de Armas showed off one of the chic looks from her Venice Film Festival wardrobe on Tuesday, ahead of the world premiere of her Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde

Big week: Ana de Armas showed off one of the chic looks from her Venice Film Festival wardrobe on Tuesday, ahead of the world premiere of her Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde

Ana teamed her shorts suit with a pair of strappy stiletto heels and a gold medallion pendant.

She looked in great spirits as she greeted a crowd of onlookers after hopping off a water taxi.

The 96th Venice International Film Festival will play host to the the world premiere of Ana’s Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde on Wednesday night.

Marking her first lead role, the drama is a fictionalized take on the icon’s life, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.

Looking chic: The stunning actress wowed in a pair of navy shorts and a matching jacket, while posing for photos on the promo trail for her Netflix movie

Looking chic: The stunning actress wowed in a pair of navy shorts and a matching jacket, while posing for photos on the promo trail for her Netflix movie

When the streaming giant dropped the trailer on July 28, Twitter users blasted Ana’s accent as ‘awful’ with some saying she ‘looks nothing like Marilyn Monroe.’

Responding to the backlash Ana, who only learned English in 2015, admitted that she ‘didn’t grow up knowing Marilyn or her movies’.

‘I am proud to have Andrew’s trust and the chance to pull it off. I feel like whether you’re a Cuban or an American actress, anyone should feel the pressure.’

‘My job wasn’t to imitate her,’ defended Ana, who spent nine months working with dialect coach Jessica Drake.

Strike a pose: She looked in great spirits as she greeted a crowd of onlookers after hopping off a water taxi for a busy day of interviews

Gorgeous: The actress has been wowing with her festival looks

Strike a pose: She looked in great spirits as she greeted a crowd of onlookers after hopping off a water taxi for a busy day of interviews

‘I was interested in her feelings, her journey, her insecurities, and her voice, in the sense that she didn’t really have one.’

While Blonde is not fully-authorized by the Marilyn Monroe Estate, Ana’s performance has had plenty of early plaudits.

The rep for Monroe’s estate Marc Rosen told Variety on August 1: ‘Ana was a great casting choice as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity, and vulnerability.’

The casting was also defended by two-time Oscar winner Brad Pitt, who’s one of Blonde’s six credited producers.

Leading lady: The 96th Venice International Film Festival will play host to the the world premiere of Ana's Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde on Wednesday night

Leading lady: The 96th Venice International Film Festival will play host to the the world premiere of Ana’s Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde on Wednesday night

Anticipated new role: Marking her first lead role, the drama is a fictionalized take on the icon's life, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 2000 novel

Anticipated new role: Marking her first lead role, the drama is a fictionalized take on the icon’s life, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 2000 novel

‘She is phenomenal in it. That’s a tough dress to fill,’ the Plan B Entertainment co-founder told ET on August 1.

‘It was 10 years in the making. It wasn’t until we found Ana that we could get it across the finish line.’

blonde author Joyce Carol Oates and Jamie Lee Curtis – whose father Tony Curtis (played by Michael Masini) co-starred with Monroe in Some Like It Hot – have both seen the film and fully approve.

Major role: Ana has said of the role: 'I am proud to have Andrew's trust and the chance to pull it off.  I feel like whether you're a Cuban or an American actress, anyone should feel the pressure'

Major role: Ana has said of the role: ‘I am proud to have Andrew’s trust and the chance to pull it off. I feel like whether you’re a Cuban or an American actress, anyone should feel the pressure’

Curtis, who co-starred with Ana in Knives Out, said she saw an early cut of the movie and ‘dropped to the floor. I couldn’t believe it. Ana was completely gone. She was Marilyn.’

Back in February, Blonde director Andrew Dominik said early backlash was ‘the f***ing audience’s problem’ and assured ‘the one thing nobody’s going to complain about is Ana’s performance.’

‘It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, right?’ the 54-year-old Kiwi director told Variety.

‘I want to go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story.’

All star cast: .  Adrien Brody (pictured with Ana as Arthur Miller in the movie), Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, and Julianne Nicholson also appear in supporting roles

All star cast: . Adrien Brody (pictured with Ana as Arthur Miller in the movie), Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, and Julianne Nicholson also appear in supporting roles

Looking dapper: Adrien was also spotted out and about the festival on Tuesday

Looking dapper: Adrien was also spotted out and about the festival on Tuesday

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