Ana de Armas34 years old, undergoing an unbelievable transformation to play Marilyn Monroe in TV series Yellow. Netflix shared a “time lapse” video of the hairdressing team starting to work with Ana, so that she may look exactly the same to one of the most iconic actresses who ever lived. The video was released on September 30, two days later Yellow has started streaming on Netflix.
Ana de Armas’ Time Lapse turns into Marilyn Monroe for Blonde. pic.twitter.com/p9rnls4BDf
– Netflix (@netflix) September 30, 2022
At the beginning of the video, Ana is sitting in a makeup chair with her signature brown hair. In the 42-second clip, the hairdressers cover Ana’s dark hair with a silicone cap, making her look bald. Then they paste a yellow wig on her head she looks completely realistic. Ana sipped coffee from the “M” cup, and also snacked on pickles, as they took a break from their make-up.
The makeup team also helps turn Ana into Marilyn with light eyeshadow and bold red lipstick. By the end of the video, Ana looks exactly like the late one Some Like It Hot actress. The clip ends with Ana’s character staring at herself in a black and white mirror.
Head of hair department Jaime Leigh McIntosh and the head of the makeup department Tina Roesler Kerwin reveal to Diversity that they spent two and a half hours each morning working with Ana on the ground Yellow. Tina explained that their goal was to “find our Marilyn in Ana and not leave Marilyn’s hair and makeup to Ana, but to identify our Marilyn and identify her as best we could.”
Ana has been open about how hard she worked to finish this new Marilyn Monroe movie. “I worked on this movie for hours, every day for almost a year,” she previously said Netflix Queue. “I read Joyce novels, studied hundreds of photos, videos, audio recordings, movies – anything I could get my hands on. Each scene is inspired by an existing photo. We’ll pore over every detail in the photo and argue about what’s going on in it. “
Yellow received mixed reviews from fans and critics. Ana’s performance is being praised, but the film itself has also been criticized for the way it portrays Marilyn. The film currently has an approval rating of 44% over Rotten Tomatoes.