She premiered her new Netflix film Blonde at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday night.
And ahead of her big red carpet moment, Ana de Amas looked every inch the leading lady when she arrived for the Blonde photo shoot on Thursday afternoon.
The actress wowed in a little black dress as she blew kisses to fans and posed with co-star Adrian Brody.
Pin-up: Ana de Amas looked like the leading lady when she arrived for the photocall of her Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday afternoon
Ana looked stunning in her Louis Vuitton mini dress that showed off her incredible curves.
She slung a black blazer from the design house around her shoulders and added a pair of black heels with gold detailing to her ensemble.
A chunky gold chain and high ponytail completed her photo op look.
Leading lady: The actress wowed in a little black dress as she blew kisses to fans after arriving in a water taxi
Ana snuggled up to her blonde co-star Adrian Brody for the cameras. The acclaimed actor plays Monroe’s husband, playwright Arthur Miller, in the biopic.
The 96th Venice International Film Festival hosts the the world premiere of Blonde later on Thursday.
The drama, which marks her first starring role, is a fictionalized take on the icon’s life, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.
When the streaming giant released the trailer on July 28, Twitter users called Ana’s accent “awful,” with some saying she “doesn’t look like Marilyn Monroe at all.”
Co-stars: Ana snuggled up to her blonde co-star Adrian Brody for the cameras. The acclaimed actor plays Monroe’s husband, playwright Arthur Miller, in the biopic
Responding to the backlash, Ana, who only learned English in 2015, admitted she “didn’t grow up watching Marilyn or her films.”
“I’m proud to have Andrew’s confidence and the chance to see it through. I think whether you’re a Cuban actress or an American actress, everyone should feel the pressure.
“It wasn’t my job to imitate her,” defended Ana, who had worked with dialect coach Jessica Drake for nine months.
“I was interested in her feelings, her journey, her insecurities and her voice, in a sense that she didn’t really have one.”
Leggy: Ana looked stunning in her Louis Vuitton mini dress that showed off her incredible curves and long legs
So happy to be here! She slung a black blazer from the design house around her shoulders and added a chunky gold chain
While Blonde isn’t fully authorized by the Marilyn Monroe Estate, Ana’s performance has garnered plenty of early praise.
Monroe’s estate rep Marc Rosen told Variety Aug. 1, “Ana was a great casting choice as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity and vulnerability.”
The casting was also defended by two-time Oscar winner Brad Pitt, who is one of Blonde’s six credited producers.
“She’s phenomenal at it. That’s a tough dress to fill,” the Plan B Entertainment co-founder told ET on Aug. 1.
Buddy: Adrian and Ana made a playful appearance in front of the cameras before heading to a press conference for their Netflix film
Big day! The 96th Venice International Film Festival will host the world premiere of Blonde later on Thursday
Starring: Marking her first leading role, the drama is a fictionalized take on the icon’s life, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 2000 novel of the same name
‘It was 10 years in the making. It wasn’t until we found Ana that we were able to get it across the finish line.’
Blonde author Joyce Carol Oates and Jamie Lee Curtis – whose father Tony Curtis (played by Michael Masini) starred opposite Monroe in Some Like It Hot – have both seen the film and totally agree.
Curtis, who co-starred in Knives Out with Ana, said she saw an early cut of the film and “fell on the floor.” I could not believe it. Ana was completely gone. She was Marilyn.”
Back in February, Blonde director Andrew Dominik said the early backlash was “the fucking audience’s problem,” asserting “the only thing nobody’s going to complain about is Ana’s performance.”
“It’s an NC-17 film about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, isn’t it?” the 54-year-old Kiwi director told Screen International.
“I want to watch the NC-17 version of Marilyn Monroe’s story.”
Star cast: . Adrien Brody (pictured in the film with Ana as Arthur Miller), Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel and Julianne Nicholson also appear in supporting roles