She may not have expected it or even wanted it, but Ana de Armas managed to give a subtle nod to the woman who was partly responsible for her Best Actress nomination at tonight's Oscars. Wearing a sparkly scoop-neck gown with a flower-covered bodice, De Armas was reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe's infamous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" gown, the same one Kim Kardashian wore to the Met Gala last year.
De Armas, nominated for her role as Monroe in the controversial Blonde, didn't see the resemblance herself. "I just feel like, you know, it's like little raindrops and flowers," she told Laverne Cox on the Oscars red carpet. "Little Mermaid."
Despite Blonde's less-than-positive critical reception, De Armas was one of the film's relatively redeeming qualities: it received a lot of praise for its dedication to Monroe's accent and mannerisms and its willingness to tackle subjects tough in fiction, even frankly, director Andrew's brutal novel. Dominica. biographical film
In an August 2022 cover story with ELLE, de Armas said she was thrilled to pave the way for Latin actresses like her, but "I don't want to put a fruit basket on my head every time. … That's what I hope to prove." that we can do anything if we have the time to prepare and if we are given the chance, only the chance. You can do any movie, blonde, you can do anything. The problem is sometimes you can't even walk into the room with the director to sit down and prove yourself."