Ana de Armas’s Canine, Elvis, Stars within the Blonde Film

Ana de Armas labored with a well-known furry face in “Blonde”: her canine, Elvis. Whereas selling the movie on “Late Evening With Seth Meyers” on Sept. 20, the actor revealed that her 13-year-old Maltese portrays Marilyn Monroe’s canine, Mafia, within the upcoming Netflix biopic, alongside a forged that additionally consists of Adrien Brody, Sara Paxton, and Bobby Cannavale.

De Armas teased that Elvis shot two scenes, however one wound up getting minimize, leaving an look that sounds fairly pivotal to the plot. “Once I watch it, I do not know how you can really feel due to course, it is a very critical, necessary scene within the movie. After which on the identical time, I am simply him and I am melting,” she admitted.

We now have “Blonde” director Andrew Dominik to thank for Elvis’s cameo; after choosing de Armas to play Monroe again in 2019, he observed her fluffy white pup’s uncanny resemblance to the late Hollywood icon’s personal canine. That includes him was a no brainer, particularly as a result of he is a seasoned vet on set. “He is very properly behaved,” de Armas stated of Elvis. “He is 13, so he is been on units with me.”

“Blonde,” which hits Netflix on Sept. 28, explores Monroe’s tumultuous childhood, rise to stardom, and romantic troubles. It is the primary Netflix unique film to obtain an NC-17 score on account of some sexual content material — a distinction that limits theater ticket gross sales. De Armas not too long ago shared considerations over her nude scenes going viral as soon as the film is accessible for the lots. “It is upsetting simply to consider it. I am unable to management it; you’ll be able to’t actually management what they do and the way they take issues out of context,” she instructed Selection. “I do not suppose it gave me second ideas; it simply gave me a foul style to consider the way forward for these clips.”

Learn forward to listen to what else de Armas needed to say about her position in “Blonde” — and to see simply how spot on her canine’s casting was.

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