Ana de Armas asked Marilyn Monroe’s serious ‘permission’ to film ‘Blonde’

She went above and beyond the grave.

Ana de Armas revealed that she and the crew behind her upcoming movie ‘Blonde’ visited Marilyn Monroe’s grave in Los Angeles and asked her permission to film her life story.

“We got this big card and everyone in the crew wrote her a message. Then we went to the cemetery and laid it on her grave. We asked for permission in a way,” the 34-year-old actress said in an interview with AnOther published Tuesday.

“Everyone felt a huge responsibility and we were very aware of the side of the story we were going to tell – the story of Norma Jeane, the person behind this character, Marilyn Monroe. Who was she really?”

Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, is buried in Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery after her tragic overdose in 1962.

Tombstone of Marilyn Monroe
Monroe is buried at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
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However, visiting her grave could bring the iconic actress back to the world of the living. De Armas previously spoke of the film’s ongoing supernatural atmosphere, which began when they began filming on August 4, the anniversary of Monroe’s death.

The Cuban-Spanish actress believed that “[Monroe’s ghost] also sometimes threw things off the wall and got mad when she didn’t like something.”

“I do believe she was very close to us. She was with us,’ she noted.

The film’s director, Andrew Dominik, agreed with his star actress, adding, “It definitely took on elements of a seance.”

The Netflix film follows Monroe’s tumultuous rise to its tragic end. Some movie scenes were filmed in the same apartment where Monroe had lived with her mentally ill mother, as well as in the same room where she died.

“Blonde” also stars Adrien Brody and Julianne Nicholson and premiered at the Venice Film Festival in early September.

The film will premiere on Netflix on September 23.

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