Why Ana de Armas ‘needed to go bald’ to play Marilyn Monroe

Bald caps are a lady’s greatest good friend.

Ana de Armas opened up about her upcoming function in Netflix’s “Blonde” throughout a current interview with Byrdie, revealing that she needed to lose her signature brunette ‘do to get into character on set every day.

“I needed to go bald day-after-day, as a result of with the blonde wigs… [Monroe] went by means of totally different shades of blond from golden to essentially platinum, so for these wigs which are fantastically made, you possibly can’t have something darkish beneath, so we needed to make a bald cap each single day from my brow to [around] my entire head,” the “Knives Out” actress, 32, informed the outlet.

“It was like, three and a half hours day-after-day of make-up. I feel I truly cried the primary time I noticed [the wigs] on. Most likely as a result of I used to be terrified.”

De Armas shared a peek at her “hairless” head on Instagram again in July 2019, captioned, “Going full 👽 earlier than going full •💋” — though on the time, she hadn’t but confirmed her involvement within the Andrew Dominik-directed flick.

“It was a present for me to play that half,” De Armas mentioned, including that it was “additionally very exhausting.”

“It was quite a lot of arduous work to play her in what I feel was a very sincere manner of portraying her. And her life was not easy, since you actually should go deep into that interval and what occurred to her and her story and who she was, and possibly a few of her story, nevertheless it was very intense,” she continued.

“She went by means of quite a lot of issues that weren’t straightforward on the time — it might not even be straightforward proper now. I used to be fortunate I had months to organize. We don’t normally have that luxurious.”

De Armas debuted one other dramatic hair look in January, this time a brief bob with bangs for her function in Joe and Anthony Russo’s motion thriller “The Grey Man,” which can also be set for launch this 12 months. The minimize got here on the administrators’ suggestion, she mentioned.

“I assumed it actually suited her and I went for it,” the star informed Byrdie. “It’s not a good suggestion or comfy to put on wigs and issues like that in an motion film. I like altering, I actually do. It’s cool.”