Brad Pitt defends Ana de Armas' casting as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde

The actor has praised de Armas’ performance as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, the upcoming film he co-produced. Cuban-Spanish actress Ana received backlash from Marilyn fans following the release of the movie's trailer in July, with some devotees claiming Ana’s accent didn’t capture the Hollywood icon’s tone, Variety reports. Ana reportedly spent nine months working on Marilyn’s unique speech patterns. As a producer on the film, which has been made by his Plan B Entertainment production company, Brad offered his testimonial of Ana’s performance, telling Entertainment Tonight: “She is phenomenal in it.”

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