Ana de Armas’s newest position requires fairly the dramatic hair transformation. The actor is about to portray Marilyn Monroe in Netflix’s “Blonde” later this yr, and with the assistance of a curly blond wig, crimson lipstick, and faux mole, she appears to be like almost similar to the Hollywood icon. In a brand new teaser shared on June 16, de Armas rocks a voluminous platinum-blond bob coiffure, similar to the one Monroe turned recognized for again within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s, and the resemblance is actually uncanny.

De Armas’s Monroe-esque look is the handiwork of Los Angeles-based hairstylist Jaime Leigh McIntosh and Wigmaker Associates founder Rob Pickens. (Pickens additionally created wigs for numerous characters in “Stranger Things” season 4, together with Eleven’s buzz-cut hairstyle, so you may say he is been booked and busy.) While sharing a peek at de Armas in character on Instagram, McIntosh thanked Pickens for “placing up with my fixed fussy requests to get these wigs good and assist me determine the way to accomplish what I may with such a tiny wig price range.” Their teamwork undoubtedly paid off.

Last yr, de Armas talked to Byrdie in regards to the prolonged course of behind bodily morphing into Monroe — seems it wasn’t so simple as simply throwing on her wig and heading to set. “[Marilyn] went by way of totally different shades of blonde from golden to actually platinum, so for these wigs which are superbly 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,” she informed the publication. “It was like, three and a half hours on daily basis of make-up. I feel I truly cried the primary time I noticed [the wigs] on. Probably as a result of I used to be terrified. But I’m so proud.” Back in 2019, she even handled her Instagram followers to a peek at herself in a bald cap whereas filming.

Read forward to admire all of the peeks we have gotten at de Armas’s “Blonde” transformation to date, and keep tuned for the biographical drama to hit Netflix on Sept. 23.

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