Ana de Armas spent 3 hours a day perfecting the ‘Blonde’ accent while filming ‘Knives Out’

Ana de Armas spent an annoying 3 hours each day perfecting her accent with a vocal coach for the upcoming Netflix movie “Blonde.”

The Cuban-Spanish actress’s accent sparked criticism after the film’s trailer came out on July 28, with many saying De Armas sounded “nothing like” Marilyn Monroe in the clip.

Additionally, De Armas said those 3 hours she spent with the vocal coach took place on the set of her other film, “Knives Out,” where she spent 12 hour shifts on set.

“It was about observing her facial expressions, her mouth, the curve of her lips, how she showed her lower teeth and why the ‘o’s were like that,'” the 34-year-old told the LA Times.

“A person’s voice is more than just a specific accent. It says so much more about a person.”

The ‘Deep Water’ star previously revealed that she spent a whopping 9 months with a dialect coach in a desperate attempt to sound like Monroe.

She called the process “great torture” and “so exhausting.”

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Ana De Armas has really taken being blonde to a new level and has taken 9 months with a dialect coach to perfect her voice, even on the set of ‘Knives Out’.
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“Blonde” director Andrew Dominik was concerned about De Armas’ casting, given that English is her second language.

“I was worried until I saw her act, then I forgot what to worry about,” he told the outlet.

“We felt we were dealing with Norma Jeane [Monroe’s real name] and Norma should sound less like a Marilyn Monroe cartoon.”

Last month, Monroe’s estate jumped to the defense of Ana de Armas after backlash over her accent, saying, “Any actor who steps into that role knows they have big shoes to fill.”

The film will premiere on Netflix on September 23 and will come with an NC-17 warning.

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