Ana de Armas and ‘Blonde’ get a warm welcome in Venice

The film landed a 14-minute standing ovation on Thursday, where de Armas was seen wiping tears from her face and hugging co-star Adrien Brody.

The actress plays the role of Monroe in the film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. Brody plays her third husband, Arthur Miller.

Brody previously praised his performance at the film’s press conference, saying de Armas was able to transport him “to another time and place”.

De Armas told Britain’s Sunday Times that the role required a lot of preparation.

‘It took me nine months of dialect coaching, practice and a few extra dialogue replacement sessions [to perfect the accent]. It was a great torture, so exhausting. My brain was fried,” she told the outlet.

Brad Pitt, a producer on the film, also showed up at the premiere.

Blonde hits Netflix on September 28.