Ana de Armas’s newest position requires fairly the dramatic hair transformation. The actor is about to portray Marilyn Monroe in Netflix’s “Blonde” later this yr, and with the assistance of a curly blond wig, purple lipstick, and faux mole, she seems almost similar to the Hollywood icon. In a brand new teaser shared on June 16, de Armas rocks a voluminous platinum-blond bob coiffure, similar to the one Monroe grew to become recognized for again within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s, and the resemblance is actually uncanny.
De Armas’s Monroe-esque look is the handiwork of Los Angeles-based hairstylist Jaime Leigh McIntosh and Wigmaker Associates founder Rob Pickens. (Pickens additionally created wigs for varied characters in “Stranger Things” season 4, together with Eleven’s buzz-cut hairstyle, so you could possibly say he is been booked and busy.) Whereas sharing a peek at de Armas in character on Instagram, McIntosh thanked Pickens for “placing up with my fixed fussy requests to get these wigs excellent and assist me determine the right way to accomplish what I may with such a tiny wig funds.” Their teamwork undoubtedly paid off.
Final yr, de Armas talked to Byrdie in regards to the prolonged course of behind bodily morphing into Monroe — seems it wasn’t so simple as simply throwing on her wig and heading to set. “[Marilyn] went via totally different shades of blonde from golden to essentially platinum, so for these wigs which are superbly made, you may’t have something darkish beneath, so we needed to make a bald cap each single day from my brow to [around] my complete head,” she advised the publication. “It was like, three and a half hours each day of make-up. I believe I really cried the primary time I noticed [the wigs] on. In all probability as a result of I used to be terrified. However I am so proud.” Again in 2019, she even handled her Instagram followers to a peek at herself in a bald cap whereas filming.
Learn forward to admire all of the peeks we have gotten at de Armas’s “Blonde” transformation to date, and keep tuned for the biographical drama to hit Netflix on Sept. 23.