Adrien Brody Defends ‘Blonde’ Amidst Backlash: ‘It’s Courageous And It Takes A Whereas To Digest’
“Blonde” has arrived on Netflix. The extremely anticipated characteristic reimagines the lifetime of display screen legend Marilyn Monroe (performed by “Knives Out” star Ana de Armas), based mostly on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates.
Regardless of receiving an 11-minute standing ovation when it premiered on the Venice Movie Competition, “Blonde” has been deluged with unfavorable opinions, with critics complaining that the film sends the “Some Prefer it Sizzling” star from one horrifically traumatic expertise to a different, with Monroe portrayed as a sufferer from begin to end.
Within the movie, Monroe is depicted as being abused by quite a few folks, together with husband Joe DiMaggio (performed by Bobby Cannavale).
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Additionally starring is Adrien Brody as Monroe’s subsequent husband, playwright Arthur Miller, maybe the one character within the film who doesn’t deal with her abusively.
Talking with The Hollywood Reporter, Brody addressed the criticism, however insisted that it’s lacking the purpose of what “Blonde” director Andrew Dominik got down to accomplish.
“I believe Andrew is a superbly courageous director, and he’s somebody I’ve longed to work with for a few years. And I really like what he’s accomplished. I believe it’s a outstanding achievement, and he’s accomplished it hand-in-hand with Joyce Carol Oates’ work, honouring the novel with this superb adaptation that she endorses,” Brody defined.
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“And Ana’s work right here is simply good. You recognize, the novel and the movie are each rife with themes of exploitation and trauma. And Marilyn’s life, sadly, was stuffed with that. I believe that because it’s informed on this first-person perspective, it really works in some way for the movie to be a traumatic expertise, since you’re inside her — her journey and her longings and her isolation — amidst all of this adulation,” Brody continued.
“It’s courageous and it takes some time to digest,” he added. “And I believe it’s in battle with what the general public’s notion of her life is. And I believe that’s the place the movie triumphs, as a result of — whether or not it’s an excessive depiction or not — it’s honouring the intense chasm between the general public’s notion of the celebrity and the glory of Hollywood’s most well-known, iconic actor, and the fact of that particular person, the loneliness and vacancy and psychological turmoil and abuse of that particular person… It’s fearless filmmaking.”
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“Blonde” is streaming now.